Language use, language attitude and mobility
MetadataShow full item record
Studies investigating language use in Paraguay, a country known for its widespread bilingualism, have focused on populations in and around the nation’s capital, Asunción. In these studies it has been established that one of, if not the most important, variables determining language use has to do with the geographical, be it rural or urban, location of the speaker and the linguistic situation. This study looks at the language use and language attitudes of 24 Paraguayan speakers living and working in Coronel Oviedo, a city located 132 kilometers from Asuncion, and/or the rural areas surrounding this urban center. A mobility index is created in order to determine if one’s geographical mobility and movement between a rural and urban environment has an effect on his/her language use and language attitude.