Private Pädagogische Hochschule Wien/Krems
Panicacci, Alex; Dr.
Resnik, Pia; Mag. Dr. MA
Evans, Betsy E.;
2022 – 2026
Universities have pledged to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion. Yet, language diversity (e.g., dialects, non-mainstream language varieties) and linguistic bias are rarely acknowledged. By assessing the perceptions of first language (L1) and non-first language (LX) users of English in an English-speaking context, this study examines students’ sense of belonging as well as their classroom anxiety and enjoyment in relation to their linguistic background. The objective is to aid the development of linguistically inclusive structures fostering intersectional learning and improving accessibility to allow every student to thrive.