Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy ETDs

Publication Date

7-24-1974

Abstract

This is the report of a study of the language usage of residents of the Territory of Guam who are bilingual in Chamorro and English. It concerns the configuration of language dominance that is characteristic of this group, assessing the degree of bilingualism and the distribution of bilingualism in formal and informal societal domains. The relationship among ethnocentrism, language loyalty, and actual language usage is explored. The study also describes the attitudes of members of the speech community to language maintenance and shift in general, and towards the appropriateness of the two languages in various situations and domains.

Sponsors

Micronesian Area Research Center at the University of Guam

Document Type

Dissertation

Language

English

Degree Name

Secondary Education

Level of Degree

Doctoral

Department Name

Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy

First Committee Member (Chair)

Bernard Spolsky

Second Committee Member

Robert White

Third Committee Member

Leopoldo Macias

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