Language Allergy: Myth or Reality?

Sergeyeva, Mariya and Chesnokova, Anna (2015) Language Allergy: Myth or Reality? In: Directions in Empirical Literary Studies: In honor of Willie van Peer. Language and Literature (5). John Benjamins, Amsterdam, Philadelphia, pp. 283-295. ISBN 9789027233370

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The chapter examines the impact of Russification and Ukrainization policies on the attitude of Ukrainians towards foreign (English) language learning. The hypothesis is that people who had a negative experience with instruction in their non-native language are likely to experience the same reaction when learning another foreign language. To test this hypothesis, 96 participants filled in questionnaires to evaluate their experiences with studying in non-native languages and with English language learning. Results indicate that there is a strong correlation between experiences with instruction in non-native language and with learning foreign languages.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Russification; Ukrainization; language learning; language allergy; empirical study; motivation
Subjects: Це архівна тематика Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Статті у журналах > Інші (не входять ні до фахових, ні до наукометричних баз)
Divisions: Це архівні підрозділи Київського університету імені Бориса Грінченка > Кафедра англійської філології
Depositing User: Анна Вадимовна Чеснокова
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2015 08:04
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2016 09:39

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