Online contact, face-to-face contact and multilingualism : Young Swedish-speaking Finns develop trilingual identities

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Vincze , L & Joyce , N 2018 , ' Online contact, face-to-face contact and multilingualism : Young Swedish-speaking Finns develop trilingual identities ' , Communication studies , vol. 69 , no. 1 , pp. 85-102 . https://doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2017.1413410

Title: Online contact, face-to-face contact and multilingualism : Young Swedish-speaking Finns develop trilingual identities
Author: Vincze, Laszlo; Joyce, Nick
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Swedish School of Social Science Subunit
Date: 2018
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Communication studies
ISSN: 1051-0974
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/303137
Abstract: Based on the tenets of the social context model of second language acquisition, the present article examined the combined effect of online and face-to-face contact in developing multilingual skills and identities among young Swedish-speaking Finns (N = 304). The hypotheses were tested for Finnish as a second language and English as a third language using parallel models. The results were largely identical for both languages. Specifically, online contact enhanced language confidence which, in turn, contributed to language identity. However, online contact had a more substantial effect on confidence as well as identity among those who had little face-to-face contact with speakers of the given language. Findings and their implications are discussed.
Subject: 2ND-LANGUAGE
ATTITUDES
Face-to-Face Contact
IMAGINED INTERACTIONS
INTERGROUP
Multilingualism
Online Contact
PREJUDICE
Swedish in Finland
6121 Languages
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