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Ehala, Martin; Vedernikova, Elena – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2015
The article presents a comparative analysis of the subjective vitalities (SVs) of the minority groups of Latvia (Russian-speakers), Lithuania (Russian-speakers and Poles) and Mari El (Maris) in the Russian Federation, with a particular focus on the Mari case. The same extended version of the SV questionnaire was used in quantitative surveys in all…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Minority Groups, Comparative Analysis, Questionnaires
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Ehala, Martin; Zabrodskaja, Anastassia – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2014
The article discusses the temperatures of the main ethnic groups in the Baltic states: Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians, and their three Russian-speaking communities, and the Latgalian and Polish minority groups in Latvia and Lithuania, respectively. The study uses a triangulated methodology that includes a survey questionnaire for quantitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Russian, Minority Groups, Self Concept
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Ehala, Martin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2014
This paper provides a broad comparative summary of all the cases addressed in the Special Issue "Hot and cold ethnicities in post-Soviet space." The aim of the summary is to pinpoint the major features that have an impact on the ethnic temperatures in the social settings studied. This paper argues that ethnic, national, civic and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Self Concept
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Ehala, Martin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
The paper presents the summary of the special issue of "JMMD" "Ethnolinguistic vitality". The volume shows convincingly that ethnolinguistic vitality perceptions as measured by standard methodology such as the Subjective Ethnolinguistic Vitality Questionnaires (SEVQ) are not reliable indicators of actual vitality. Evidence that ethnolinguistic…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Periodicals, Measures (Individuals), Language Skill Attrition
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Ehala, Martin; Zabrodskaja, Anastassia – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
Subjective ethno-linguistic vitality expresses a group's perception of its own ability to act as a distinctive collective entity in intergroup encounters. Although subjective vitality questionnaires have proved to be reliable instruments of measurement, there has been criticism that they underestimate actual vitality (see Yagmur, this issue). A…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes
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Ehala, Martin; Niglas, Katrin – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2007
The paper presents the results of an empirical evaluation of a mathematical model of ethnolinguistic vitality. The model adds several new factors to the set used in previous models of ethnolinguistic vitality and operationalises it in a manner that would make it easier to compare the vitality of different groups. According to the model, the…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Mathematical Models, Finno Ugric Languages, Language Research