Passing on the ancestral language - ARCHIVED

Articles and reports: 11-008-X20050049127


Using data from the 2002 Ethnic Diversity Survey (EDS), this article examines the preservation of ancestral languages by looking at the extent to which allophone immigrants (i.e. those whose mother tongue is neither English nor French) have transmitted their mother tongue to their Canadian-born children. The analysis focuses on the factors associated with the probability of the ancestral language being the respondent's mother tongue, the respondent's ability to speak the ancestral language, and his or her regular use of this language in the home.

Issue Number: 2005004
Author(s): Turcotte, Martin

Main Product: Canadian Social Trends

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PDFMarch 21, 2006