The Minister of culture, youth and sports Olga Gelabert presented the research “The knowledge and the use of languages by Andorran population. Current status and evolution (1995-2014)”

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The Minister of culture, youth and sports Olga Gelabert presented the research “The knowledge and the use of languages by Andorran population. Current status and evolution (1995-2014)”. The research combines the results of the fifth study of Language Policy service (Servei de Política Lingüística) of the Center for sociological research of the Institute specializing in the study of Andorran culture (Institut d Estudis Andorrans). Previous studies were conducted in 1995, 1999, 2004 and 2009.

Analysis traditionally involves the use of language in the following areas: at home, with friends, business communication, including linguistic interaction with public authorities by socio-economic issues. Innovation research of this year – the analysis of the language communication between parents and children.

The analysis also includes research in the areas of the evolution of the use of 4 main languages used in Andorra (Catalan, French, Spanish and Portuguese)The results of the study: an increasing knowledge and use of Catalan in Andorra, reduction of the use of Spanish, French and Portuguese languages are at the same level, the evolution of knowledge of these languages doesn´t happen.

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