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dc.contributor.authorCots Caimons, Josep Maria
dc.contributor.authorGarrett, Peter
dc.contributor.authorLasagabaster Herrarte, David
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-18T13:48:21Z
dc.date.available2018-12-18T13:48:21Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn2405-5522
dc.identifier.issn2405-5530
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/65358
dc.description.abstractThe relatively recent phenomenon of the internationalisation of higher education (HE) in European non-English speaking universities has resulted in more linguistically diverse student bodies and has forced universities in bilingual territories to reconsider their language policies. In this paper, we adopt a student perspective in order to explore the notion of a multilingual university in the bilingual territories of Catalonia, Wales and the Basque Autonomous Community (BAC). This also includes looking at how the students view the relationship and possible tensions between internationalisation (and its concomitant student mobility) and the language policies. In order to investigate the attitudes and beliefs of the students (both home and international) in connection with the notion of a multilingual university, we asked them to complete an open-ended questionnaire item regarding the advantages and disadvantages they see in such an institution. The results of the analysis point, in the first place, to different perceptions among students of a multilingual university depending on (i) whether English is the main or even sole means of instruction, and on (ii) the perceived status of the minority language. Secondly, the analysis suggests the need to approach students’ attitudes towards a multilingual university by considering the ways in which the sociolinguistic context (in official, academic and experiential terms) may have an impact on their perception of the process of multilingualisation in universities.ca_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through projects FFI2008- 00585/FILO and FFI2012-35834ca_ES
dc.language.isoengca_ES
dc.publisherJohn Benjaminsca_ES
dc.relationMICINN/PN2008-2011/FFI2008-00585ca_ES
dc.relationMICINN/PN2008-2011/FFI2012-35834ca_ES
dc.relation.isformatofVersió postprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1075/sar.1.2.01cotca_ES
dc.relation.ispartofStudy Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education, 2016, vol. 1, núm. 2, p. 129 - 153ca_ES
dc.rights(c) John Benjamins, 2016ca_ES
dc.subjectBilingual regionsca_ES
dc.subjectEnglishca_ES
dc.subjectInternationalisationca_ES
dc.subjectLanguage attitudesca_ES
dc.subjectLanguage policiesca_ES
dc.subjectMinority languagesca_ES
dc.subjectMultilingualism and universityca_ES
dc.titleStudying in a 'multilingual university' at home or abroad: Perspectives of home and international students in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Walesca_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_ES
dc.identifier.idgrec025240
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersionca_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_ES
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1075/sar.1.2.01cot


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