Publication details [#66524]

Sallı, Aysegül. 2019. Role of motivation and attitude: Learning Turkish and Greek in Cyprus. International Journal of Bilingualism 23 (4) : 831–842.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
SAGE Publications


This inquiry supplies the evidence that despite having a wary stance towards the other community, various motivational factors encourage Turkish and Greek Cypriots to take language classes. It underscores that more steps should be taken both at social and political levels to bring the members of the two Cypriot communities closer, to enable language contact, and to smooth out the sceptic attitudes about each other.