Date of Award

10-20-2017

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Department of Politics and Government: Political Science

First Advisor

Carl Palmer

Abstract

This thesis explores the relationship between language acquisition and ethnocentrism. Specifically, does learning additional languages reduce ethnocentrism in an individual? After reviewing the literature on social groups, ethnocentrism, and language acquisition, a quantitative test was carried out. This consisted of a survey design implemented in Morocco using Moroccan subjects. Although learning additional languages was correlated with less ethnocentrism, the results did not meet the threshold for statistical significance. The variables that did have a statistically significant impact on ethnocentrism and prejudice were contact and age.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Griffin_ilstu_0092N_11104.pdf

Page Count

111

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