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dc.contributor.advisorSerrano Serrano, Raquel-
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Colleen-
dc.descriptionMàster de Lingüística Aplicada i Adquisició de Llengües en Contextos Multilingües, Departament de Filologia Anglesa i Alemanya, Universitat de Barcelona, Any: 2011, Supervisor: Dr. Raquel Serranocat
dc.description.sponsorshipThe theoretical complexity of current understandings of second language (L2) identity has brought the study of language learner attitudes and motivations from basic concepts of intrinsic, integrative, and instrumental motives to create a more dynamic construct that interacts with background factors (such as first language, geographic origin, and employment), learning contexts, and proficiency levels. The present study examines the profile of the advanced non-native learner of Catalan (level C) as a means of understanding the target language contact, attitudes, and motivations that lead learners to persevere in their study of Catalan. Adult students in advanced level courses were drawn from several study centers directed by the Consorci per a la Normalització Lingüística (CPNL, Barcelona). Students responded to questionnaire items related to the presence of the target language within their social network (5 items), their attitude towards it (10 items), their motivation for studying (40 items, 8 scales), and background information including age, gender, and length of residence, among others. In this descriptive, multivariate study, a variety of interesting aspects of the level C Catalan learner profile has emerged. However, only one background factor (region of origin) interacted significantly with one dependent variable (motivation component Professional Use). Additionally, three small but significantly positive correlations were found between attitude and three other variables: contact, General Intrinsic Motivation, and Cultural Value. In this study, advanced non-native learners of Catalan proved to be a homogeneous, dedicated group displaying generally high levels of contact with the L2, favorable attitudes toward it, and several mutually reinforcing motivations.eng
dc.format.extent40 p.-
dc.rightscc-by-nc-nd (c) Hamilton, 2012-
dc.subject.classificationLlengua i ensenyamentcat
dc.subject.classificationAdquisició d'una segona llenguacat
dc.subject.classificationTesis de màstercat
dc.subject.otherLanguage and educationeng
dc.subject.otherSecond language acquisitioneng
dc.subject.otherCatalan languageeng
dc.subject.otherMasters theseseng
dc.titleContact, attitude, and motivation in the learning of catalan at advanced levelseng
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