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SIMA LOZANO, Eyder Gabriel  and  HERNANDEZ MENDEZ, Edith. An application of the matched-guise technique for the study of attitudes in the contact languages of the yucatan peninsula: mayan, spanish and english in urban contexts. Estud. cult. maya [online]. 2016, vol.47, pp.151-180. ISSN 0185-2574.

Previous studies of language attitudes in the Yucatan peninsula have addressed mainly the Mayan language, but none has been conducted that consider Spanish or English, nor using the matched-guise technique. Consequently, this instrument was used in the present article to study the attitudes towards Mayan, Spanish, and English in three urban contexts in the region. The findings are expected to be useful in areas such as language policy and planning, as well as in education.

Keywords : Linguistic attitudes; matched-guise; Maya; Spanish; English.

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