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.
Micronesian Area Research Center at the University of Guam
Level of Degree
Teacher Education, Educational Leadership & Policy
First Committee Member (Chair)
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Riley, George Alfred. "A Sociolinguistic Study of Language Usage in the Territory of Guam." (1974). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/educ_teelp_etds/278