Language and identity are closely interlinked, but we rarely question what this means. The questions below will help you gain a better understanding of the role of language in your life – from emotional attachment to practical needs.
The quiz, and the advice and information given, is based on previous research. Your results will give you an idea of how you might talk about language with other people in your life, for example family members. You might want to ask them to complete the quiz, too, and compare and discuss results. It is absolutely expected that most people will have some sort of connection with all four quadrants (just because you have a strong emotional connection to the language doesn’t mean that it isn’t also good for future job prospects), and it is also expected that attitudes will fluctuate over time, in accordance with big family events, recent experiences, etc.
The questionnaire is completely anonymous, and no personal data will be asked for or shared. At the end, you will be given the option to volunteer for a follow-up questionnaire one month after you take the quiz. For this, we need your email address – this will only be used to send you the link to the follow-up questionnaire, and will then be destroyed.
This quiz and accompanying materials have been funded by the British Academy. By filling in the questionnaire, you agree that The University of Sheffield may publish the results anonymously for a number of purposes, including research, reports, or training materials, on the internet or in print. If you have any queries or comments, please contact Dr Sabine Little (firstname.lastname@example.org), telephone 0114 222 8089.
All questions followed by a red asterisk (*) are required.