Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Actitudes lingüísticas en una comunidad rural: Els Ports (Castellón). Datos de un cuestionario sociolingüístico

Juan Luis González Martínez


This paper analyses language attitudes in a rural region as Els Ports (Castellón). By the means of a sociolinguistic questionnaire, we have found that certain indices (such as language loyalty or linguistic pride) illustrate that Valencian and Spanish still live in diglossia. However, if we focus on some social factors (age, gender and social class) we can confirm an important dynamism and more favorable attitudes towards the Valencian language in certain subgroups: women, informants from lower classes and, especially, young people, whose attitudes toward Valencian are always more positive.

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