Quebec’s shift from ethnic to civic national identity: Implications for language attitudes amongst immigrants in Montreal

Kircher, Ruth (2015) Quebec’s shift from ethnic to civic national identity: Implications for language attitudes amongst immigrants in Montreal. In: Language and Identity: Discourse in the World. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 55-80.

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on language attitudes and identity issues among adolescent first- and second-generation immigrants, compared to non-immigrants, in Montreal. Specifically, the chapter examines whether Quebec’s shift from an ethnic to a more civic conceptualization of national identity has led to individuals of all backgrounds sharing a social identity as Quebecers, thus considering French their common in-group language and holding positive attitudes towards it, particularly in terms of the solidarity dimension.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: identity, language attitudes, language planning, immigration, integration
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > English
Depositing User: Ruth Kircher
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2016 08:10
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2016 08:10
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1526

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