Original Articles

Subjective vitality ratings of three Indian languages in South Africa

Published in: South African Journal of Linguistics
Volume 8, issue 4, 1990 , pages: 158–163
DOI: 10.1080/10118063.1990.9723837
Author(s): J. LouwDepartment of Psychology, Republic of South Africa, J. Louw-PotgieterDepartment of Industrial Psychology, Republic of South Africa, F. BokhorstDepartment of Psychology, Republic of South Africa, C. PatelDepartment of Psychology, Republic of South Africa

Abstract

Giles, Bourhis & Taylor se Subjective Vitality Questionnaire is aan Engels-, Gujerati-, Hindi- en Tamil-spre-kers gegee om subjektiewe beoordelings van die lewenskragtigheid van laasgenoemde drie tale te verkry. Die volgende verskille tussen die drie taalgroepe is gevind: Gujerati-sprekers is beoordeel as 'n eksklusiewe minderheid met hoë ekonomiese en sosio-historiese status; Hindi se lewenskragtigheid het berus op sterk institusionele steun en hoë taal- en sosiale status; terwyl Tamil se sterkte hoofsaaklik in hul groot getalle geleë was.

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