Comparing the Attitudes towards English Language between Chinese-English Circumstantial Bilinguals and Elective Bilinguals
- 10.2991/meici-18.2018.152How to use a DOI?
- Circumstantial bilinguals; Elective bilinguals; Attitude; Chinese language
Alongside the tendency of globalization and economic development, more and more Chinese people are likely to master more than one language. In contemporary condition, English as the second language is the most common choice for Chinese people. Chinese people who can use both Chinese and English can be called as Chinese-English bilinguals. To be more detailed, there are two types of Chinese-English bilinguals in general --- circumstantial bilinguals and elective bilinguals respectively. The first type refers to acquire English without personal choice, for example, social mainstream language is English; meanwhile the second one refers to acquire English intentionally, such as choosing to learn language in language schools. The attitudes towards English between these two groups may have similarities and differences because of various acquiring ways. This paper would focus on the different and similar attitudes towards English language of Chinese-English circumstantial bilinguals and elective bilinguals, furthermore, to investigate the potential reasons leading to these differences and similarities.
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TY - CONF AU - Mingjun Yang PY - 2018/12 DA - 2018/12 TI - Comparing the Attitudes towards English Language between Chinese-English Circumstantial Bilinguals and Elective Bilinguals BT - Proceedings of the 2018 8th International Conference on Management, Education and Information (MEICI 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 769 EP - 776 SN - 1951-6851 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/meici-18.2018.152 DO - 10.2991/meici-18.2018.152 ID - Yang2018/12 ER -