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dc.contributor.authorLapresta Rey, Cecilio
dc.contributor.authorJanés i Carulla, Judit
dc.contributor.authorAlarcón, Amado
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-22T15:23:59Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-26
dc.identifier.issn1479-0718
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10459.1/71137
dc.description.abstractOne of the most influential factors in the future access to the labour market of a young descendant of migrants is their occupational aspirations. Sociodemographic, socio-cultural, and socioprofessional family elements or knowledge of languages are key in their formation. But in bilingual societies like Catalonia, the symbolism associated with languages is an added complexity. Thus, this article aims to analyse the influence and predictive power of linguistic knowledge and linguistic acculturation profiles on occupational aspirations, using a questionnaire completed by 205 young people of African, European, and Latin Americanorigin in Lleida. The findings indicate that better knowledge of Catalan and a profile of linguistic acculturation which emphasises this language predict above-mean occupational aspirations. Knowledge of Spanish has an unclear role and a profile prioritising Spanish is a negative predictor. We conclude that language knowledge becomes a resource 'through' its symbolic value, questioning theories postulating that multilingualism always allows/facilitates access to better occupations.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness; under Grant EDU2017-82479-R; Agency for Management of University and Research Grants –AGAUR of the Government of Catalonia under Grant 2017 SGR 322; and RecerCaixa program -Obra Social la Caixa and ACUP under Grant 2016ACUP00020
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dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis on line
dc.relationMINECO/PN2013-2016/ EDU2017-82479-R
dc.relation.isformatofVersió preprint del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2021.1898615
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Multilingualism, published online: 29 Mar 2021, p. 1-20
dc.rights(c) Taylor & Francis on line, 2021
dc.subjectLinguistic acculturation
dc.subjectLanguage knowledge
dc.subjectOccupational aspirations
dc.subjectCatalonia
dc.subjectDescendants of immigrants
dc.titleThe differentiated role of language knowledge and linguistic acculturation strategies in the configuration of occupational aspirations: the case of the descendants of migrants in Western Catalonia
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated2021-04-22T15:23:59Z
dc.identifier.idgrec031238
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1080/14790718.2021.1898615


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