The work hereby uses a cross-sectional design in the study field of ethnolinguistic vitality perception. It is the first one to compare ethnolinguistic vitality perception, and its related factors, between young people and adults in relation to the Catalan-speaking and the Spanish-speaking groups in Catalonia. To do so, the subjective ethnolinguistic vitality questionnaire was used on a sample of 527 participants, 268 young and 259 adults, among which there was a sub-sample of individuals who had Catalan as their mother-tongue and identified themselves as Catalan people (n=301). In both the total sample and the sub-sample a tendency to positively discriminate perceived vitality of the Catalan group is alleged, an aspect that is emphasized significantly in the group of emerging adulthoods. Results are discussed based on the theoretical and pragmatic repercussions of studies done on intergroup communication field.
Viladot, M. À., & Esteban, M. (2011). Un estudio transversal sobre la percepción de la vitalidad etnolingüística en jóvenes y adultos de cataluña. Revista Internacional de Sociologia, 69(1), 229–252. https://doi.org/10.3989/ris.2009.10.05