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Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol.1, No.3, Jul. 2015, Pub. Date: Jun. 13, 2015
Linguistic Choices and Perceptions in Multilingual Spheres: The Case of the Indo-Yemenis
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[01] Bader S. Dweik, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Middle East University, Amman, Jordan.
[02] Mohammed Y. Nofal, Department of Education, United Nations Relief and Works Agency, Amman, Jordan.
The purpose of this study was to investigate language choice and attitudes among the Indians of Yemen. Two research questions concerning domains of language use and attitudes towards each language guided the study. The eighty-six-participant sample was selected on grounds of convenience where they responded to alanguage questionnaire. Results showed that despite the passage of 170 years of settlement in Aden, the Indian ethnic languages were still alive in several settings most significantly at home. In addition, the Indians of Yemen possessed positive attitudes towards the Indian ethnic languages and towards Arabic.
Language Choice, Language Perception, Indians, Yemen, Sociolinguistics
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