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Type of publication: Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science ar/ir Scopus / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science or / and Scopus (S1)
Field of Science: Filologija / Philology (H004)
Author(s): Čubajevaitė, Laura
Title: Diversity of languages and cultures in Lithuanian cities : the case of Kaunas city
Other Title: Keeleline ja kultuuriline mitmekesisus Leedu linnades: Kaunas
Is part of: Eesti rakenduslingvistika Ühingu aastaraamat = Estonian papers in applied linguistics. Tallinn : Eesti Keele Sihtasutus, 2009, Vol. 5
Extent: p. 33-45
Date: 2009
Keywords: Foreign language learning;Questionnaire;Home language;Ethnic identity;Lithuanian;English;Russian;Language preference;Language dominance;Language competence
Abstract: The European Union language policy promotes multilingualism. To maintain such a policy it is necessary to investigate the usage of languages in different spheres of life, both in formal and informal environments. According to the data of the latest Census of Lithuanian Residents (2001), there are 115 nationalities living in Lithuania. The data also indicate which languages are considered to be native languages among different nationalities. However, it is not clear what languages are actually used at home. This paper presents the preliminary results of research carried out under the project “Language Use and Ethnic Identity in Lithuanian Cities”. This project aims at investigating languages used at home in the biggest Lithuanian cities to fi nd out the language dominance, choice, preference and competence. The research data were selected by questioning 8 to 10 year old pupils in major Lithuanian cities: Vilnius, Kaunas and Klaipėda. The paper focuses on Kaunas city and discusses the answers of Kaunas’ schoolchildren. The preliminary results refl ect the tendencies of the real linguistic situation in the city
Affiliation(s): Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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