Do teenagers stop speaking Catalan as they grow older?
What is it about?
In many settings, children speaking minority languages are said to reduce the use of these languages and even drop them altogether as they get to secondary school. This article followed more than 1,000 children from different reas in Catalonia to check whether Catalan children diminished their use of Catalan between the end of primary education and the end of secondary education.
Why is it important?
This is the first study in the world which followed a large sample of children using a minority language during several years and analysed in detail their language behaviour.
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