Language attitudes in the second language situation

Riana Roos


A distinction is made between attitudes and specifically language attitudes. The process of
acculturation is dealt with and its influence upon the motivation of ESL learners.
Integrational and instmmental motivation are defined. Teachers' language attitudes, the
dangers of prejudice and stereotyping are discussed. ,Attitude changes are analysed as well as
the teacher's role in effecting them.
'n Onderskeid word getref tussen algemene houdings en houdings ten opsigte van taal. Die
proses van akkulturasie word behandel, asook die invloed daarvan op die motivering van
Engels Tweede Taal-leerders. Die skrywer onderskei verder tussen integrerende en
instmmentale motivering. Die onderwysers se houding teenoor die taal word ook bespreek,
asook die gevare van bevooroordeeldheid en stereotipering. Veranderinge in houdings word
ontleed, en vera! die rol wat die onderwyser speel om die veranderinge teweeg te bring.

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