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Measures of Language Proficiency in Censuses and Surveys

A Comparative Analysis and Assessment

Authors: Ó Riagáin, Pádraig

  • Provides a critical treatment of survey research in sociolinguistics
  • Investigates how the concept of language proficiency is operationalized and measured in census and survey research
  • Explores the advantages and disadvantages of each type of census and survey question for the survey researcher
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About this book

This book offers a systematic analysis of a wide range of questions used in censuses, national surveys and international surveys to measure language proficiency. It addresses the urgent need in language related survey research for a comprehensive examination of the large existing body of survey data in order to provide a fuller understanding of the extent to which survey results are shaped by the way language proficiency questions are worded. While census and survey language proficiency data are extensively used in a wide range of research areas, as well as in forming, implementing and monitoring government policies, there are as yet no universally accepted survey measures of language proficiency. This book will therefore provide a valuable resource for students and scholars working in sociological areas that use census or survey language data, such as sociology of language, sociology of education, politics, racial and ethnic studies, and cultural studies; as well as for policy analysts.

About the authors

Pádraig Ó Riagáin is Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Language and Communication Studies, and Professor Emeritus of Sociology of Language at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.



Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Measurement Issues Relating to Language Questions in Censuses and Surveys

    Ó Riagáin, Pádraig

    Pages 1-21

  • Language Proficiency Questions in Censuses: The Republic of Ireland and the UK (Northern Ireland)

    Ó Riagáin, Pádraig

    Pages 23-47

  • Measures of Language Proficiency in Large-Scale Surveys in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

    Ó Riagáin, Pádraig

    Pages 49-75

  • Measures of Language Proficiency in an International Survey Programme: The Eurobarometer

    Ó Riagáin, Pádraig

    Pages 77-99

  • Discussion and Conclusions

    Ó Riagáin, Pádraig

    Pages 101-114

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-72941-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $54.99
price for Brazil
  • ISBN 978-3-319-72940-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $54.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: 29 de Março de 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-89224-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Measures of Language Proficiency in Censuses and Surveys
Book Subtitle
A Comparative Analysis and Assessment
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-72941-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-72941-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-72940-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89224-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 131
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