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Open Access Taalvariatie en onderwijsprestaties van autochtone kleuters

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Abstract

Language variety and educational achievement of indigenous primary school pupils

This article explores the relations between language and mathematics test performance and a range of language related characteristics. The sample consists of 3,639 grade 2 pupils from 437 Dutch primary schools. Data were collected in 2014. The main question is whether pupils who speak Standard Dutch at home perform better than pupils who speak Frisian, a Dutch regional language or dialect. Results of the present analyses were compared with those from analyses performed on similar data collected in 1994. Between 1994 and 2014 the share of children who mostly speak standard Dutch with their mother and father has increased with 8 percent points to 95 percent. The share of mothers and fathers who mostly speak standard Dutch to each other has increased with 17 percent points to 91 percent. No correlation was found between language choice, i.e. speaking Standard Dutch or speaking Frisian, a regional language or dialect, and language and mathematic test performance. One remarkable finding was that children from the province of Limburg perform well while they speak Standard Dutch least.
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Keywords: dialect; educational performance; language choice; regional language; standard Dutch; the Netherlands

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Geert Driessen, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen., Email: [email protected]

Publication date: 01 November 2016

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  • Taal en Tongval is een wetenschappelijk tijdschrift over taalvariatie in Nederland en Vlaanderen, waarin ook aandacht wordt geschonken aan naburige taalgebieden en aan het Nederlands verwante talen. Alle vormen van variatie kunnen worden besproken zoals geografische, sociale, etnische, stilistische en diachrone variatie. Verder mogen daarbij ook alle aspecten van de menselijke taal aan de orde komen. Het blad staat zowel open voor empirisch werk als voor studies die een verbinding leggen tussen taalvariatie en theoretische taalkunde.

    Taal en Tongval publiceert bijdragen in het Nederlands, Engels, en Duits. In bepaalde gevallen kunnen ook artikelen in andere talen in overweging genomen worden, zoals Fries, Afrikaans en Frans.

    Taal en Tongval. Language Variation in the Low Countries is a journal devoted to the scientific study of language variation in the Netherlands and Flanders, in neighbouring areas and in languages related to Dutch. All types of variation are covered, including but not restricted to geographical, social, ethnic, stylistic and diachronic variation. Articles may deal with all aspects of human language. The journal welcomes both empirical work as studies linking language variation to developments in theoretical linguistics.

    Taal en Tongval welcomes contributions in Dutch, English and German. In certain cases we also consider articles in other languages, including Frisian, Afrikaans, and French.

    The journal is published in Open Access, with the following Creative Commons copyright license: Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

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