Language maintenance and shift patterns of the Turkish speakers in The Netherlands

Kutlay Yagmur, Dürdane Bayram Jacobs

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Abstract

Language maintenance, shift and ethnolinguistic vitality perceptions of Turkish speakers in the Netherlands are discussed in this paper. Using ethnolinguistic vitality theory of Giles, Bourhis &Taylor (1977) data on language use, choice and attitudes of Turkish immigrants in the Netherlands were collected. Using education as an independent variable, data has been analysed. The findings of this study have contributed further evidence to the role of education for language maintenance and shift. Better-educated Turkish immigrants have higher proficiency levels both in L1 and L2 compared to less educated informants but their attitudes towards Turkish is not as positive as the less educated group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-286
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Social Sciences in the Turkish World
Volume74
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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language
immigrant
education
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Language Maintenance
Language Shift
Ethnolinguistic Vitality
Immigrants
The Netherlands
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Informants
Proficiency
Language Use

Keywords

  • ethnolinguistic vitality
  • Turkish immigrants
  • Netherlands
  • language maintenance and shift
  • bilingualism

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Language maintenance and shift patterns of the Turkish speakers in The Netherlands. / Yagmur, Kutlay; Bayram Jacobs, Dürdane.

In: Journal of Social Sciences in the Turkish World, Vol. 74, 2015, p. 259-286.

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