Show simple item record Díez Medrano, Juan 2020-05-05T09:06:05Z 2020-05-05T09:06:05Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation Díez Medrano J. Multilingualism and European identification. Sociol Inq. 2018 Aug;88(3):410-34. DOI: 10.1111/soin.12211
dc.identifier.issn 0038-0245
dc.description.abstract The literature on ethnicity and nationalism notes the centrality of language in group formation. Developments connected to globalization have simultaneously propitiated learning more than one language and the emergence of post‐national and pan‐ethnic identifications. This article brings the literature on ethnicity and nationalism to bear on the analysis of these changes to assess the causal relationship between multilingualism (ML) and European identification (EI). Sociology and social psychology provide solid theoretical arguments for why they should be related. The article tests this relationship with Eurobarometer data from 2010. I show that ML has a causal impact on EI and that interaction helps mediate this relationship. The effect of language on EI is modest, however, and interaction does not appear to be the main mechanism mediating it. The article concludes with speculation as to the role of low relative cross‐national mobility in Europe as the main explanation for some of the findings.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley
dc.relation.ispartof Sociol Inq. 2018 Aug;88(3):410-34
dc.rights This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: "Díez Medrano J. Multilingualism and European identification. Sociol Inq. 2018 Aug;88(3):410-34", which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
dc.subject.other Multilingüisme -- Europa
dc.subject.other Europa -- Llengües -- Aspectes polítics
dc.subject.other Nacionalisme -- Europa
dc.subject.other Llengua i nacionalisme
dc.subject.other Etnicitat -- Europa -- Aspectes polítics
dc.subject.other Europa -- Relacions ètniques -- Aspectes polítics
dc.title Multilingualism and European identification
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