Writing and Language Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations
Attitudes toward Spanish language maintenance or shift (LMLS) in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas
This article considers attitudes among Spanish/English bilinguals of the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas toward Spanish language maintenance or language shift to English. The investigation was undertaken to replicate and compare results with similar data collected in 1982. Since the area has changed socially in the intervening years and is now the third-fastest-growing metropolitan-suburban area in the United States. it seems prudent to reconsider the sociolinguistic attitude changes that may also have occurred. Data collection. sampling. the indices. and the analysis of the 1982 study were replicated as nearly as possible for the present study. Results of the analysis and comparisons are reported.
Mejías, H. A., Anderson, P. L., & Carlson, R. (2002). Attitudes toward Spanish language maintenance or shift (LMLS) in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of South Texas. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, (158), 121-140. http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2002-1000
International Journal of the Sociology of Language
Original published version available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2002-1000