“How would you prefer education to be regarding
languages?” Mexican students’ language attitudes

Isabel Corral Pérez – Instituto da Lingua Galega | Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, España



Isabel Corral Pérez, 2017: "“¿Cómo le gustaría que fuese la educación en lo referente a las lenguas?” Actitudes lingüísticas del alumnado mexicano", Onomázein – N.º especial | Las lenguas amerindias en Iberoamérica: retos para el siglo XXI, 35-57.
DOI: 10.7764/onomazein.amerindias.04

Abstract:
This research presents the results of a study on language attitudes of Mexican university students. This work was carried out through the design and implementation of a sociolinguistic questionnaire, which was applied to a sample of students from the Autonomous University of Chapingo (UACh), located in the city of Texcoco de Mora in the state of Mexico. This is an interesting institution due to its agricultural orientation, what makes students relevant informants owing to their lack of specific sociolinguistic training, and because of the great ethnic diversity of the abovementioned university.
The main objective of this work is to explore Mexican students’ language attitudes towards the indigenous language speakers, including the attitudes of the students that identify themselves as indigenous regarding their endogroup. We also want to verify if there are significant differences according to the ethnic category of the informant.