Was English Good for Us?

by Tina Møller

Institution: Roskilde University
Year: 2014
Keywords: english language; multilingual studies
Record ID: 1121145
Full text PDF: http://rudar.ruc.dk/handle/1800/14467


The following report investigates the effects studying in a multilingual study environment has up-on students. The foundation of this case is built on interviews with four RUC alumni, as we will investigate how their experiences has influenced their lives. The interviews are based on the methodology described in Steinar Kvale and Svend Brinkmann's book ‘InterViews’, to ensure the utmost satisfactory results. The data we collected through the interview process was hereafter analysed according to two theories: Pierre Bourdieu's Capital Theory and Robert Philipson's Theo-ry of Linguistic Imperialism. This project is relevant as the world is moving towards a more interconnected, globalised world-structure and ergo a study into these affairs would be appropriate to be able to navigate in and fully comprehend such a phenomenon.