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ZA5089: Language acquisition as a window to social integration among Russian language minority children in Germany and Israel

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Citation Citation Armon-Lotem, Sharon; Gagarina, Natalia; Klassert, Annegret; Remennick, Larissa; Topaj, Nathalie; Walters, Joel (2013): Language acquisition as a window to social integration among Russian language minority children in Germany and Israel. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5089 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA5089
TitleLanguage acquisition as a window to social integration among Russian language minority children in Germany and Israel
Current Version1.0.0, 2013-10-8,
Date of Collection11.2007 - 07.2009
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Armon-Lotem, Sharon - Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Gagarina, Natalia - Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin
  • Klassert, Annegret - Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin
  • Remennick, Larissa - Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Topaj, Nathalie - Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin
  • Walters, Joel - Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • GESIS - Distributor
  • GESIS - HostingInstitution


AbstractLanguage acquisition and ethnic identity development. Language proficiency and language use. Themes: Children(first wave): Performance in Russian language, and L2 (Geman / Hebrew) language tests; preposition imitation; inflection imitation; complex imitation; sentence completion; nonword repetition; case task; noun task; verb task; SSV (German standardized language test); Goralnik (Hebrew standardized language test). Interpersonal communication networks (3C); language preferences (4C); attitudes toward people and languages (5C); child ethnolinguistic identity (6C); degree of use of Russian and German / Hebrew (L2) (7C); child proficiency self-rating, Part A - overall rating of proficiency (8C); child proficiency self-rating, Part B - proficiency of oral communication (8C). Parents (first wave): Language history; different educational frameworks of the child; contact with the country of origin; interpersonal communication networks (3P); language preferences (4P); attitudes toward use of Russian by child (5P); ethnolinguistic identity (6P); assessment of child´s ethnolinguistic identity; evaluation of child´s proficiency (8P); overall rating of proficiency, rating of Russian, rating of L2; oral communication proficiency in Russian/Hebrew. Demography: Child´s date of birth; age (months); child was born in Germany/Israel; child´s country of origin; child´s birth order in the family; number of children in the family; sibling 1; sibling 1 (age, in years); sibling 2; sibling 2 (age, in years); sibling 3; sibling 3 (age, in years); mother´s name; father´s name; interviewed parent´s age (in years); mother´s length of residence in Germany / Israel (in years); father´s length of residence in Germany / Israel (in years); mother´s place of residence before immigration; father´s place of residence before immigration; mother´s profession; mother work status; mother´s current occupation; father´s profession; father work status; father´s current occupation; language/s mother uses at work; language/s father uses at work; religiosity; family status. Children (second wave): Self-labeling of identity; degree of use of Russian and German/Hebrew (L2); importance of speaking Russian or L2; child proficiency self-rating; personal perception - birthday party; personal perception - desert island; attitudes to people and languages.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Group
  • Education, School Systems
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 9.3 Language and linguistics
  • 13.7 Children
  • 13.9 Social exclusion


Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
  • Tel-Aviv (IL-TA)
UniversePreschool and 1st grade elementary school children of Russian-Hebrew and Russian-German immigrants in Israel and Germany (age range 4 to 7 years) and parents of children
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Purposive
Purposive sample (based on socio-linguistic criteria)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Paper-and-pencil (PAPI)
Face-to-face interview
Time Method Time Method
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorPrincipal investigator
Date of Collection
  • 11.2007 - 07.2008 (Israel: First wave)
  • 01.2008 - 11.2008 (Germany: First wave)
  • 09.2008 - 12.2008 (Israel: Second wave)
  • 03.2009 - 07.2009 (Germany: Second wave)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2013-10-8 First Archive Edition
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 169 Kinder (Children) 164 Eltern (Parents)
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Excel


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  • Migration and societal Integration
    The German-Israeli “Migration and Societal Integration” research consortium studies the acculturation and its consequences of migrant children and youths in Israel and Germany. It is composed of researchers in the fields of psychology, sociology, criminology and linguistics from several universities in Germany (Berlin, Bielefeld, Bremen, Chemnitz, Jena, Leipzig, and Mannheim) and Israel (Bar-Ilan, Haifa, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv). Research within the consortium compares immigrants, ethnic minority members and natives in two modern immigrant receiving countries, Germany and Israel. Together, results of the five research projects provide landmark insights into today’s situation impacting Turks, ethnic Germans, and former Soviet Union Jews in Germany as well as Israeli Arabs and former Soviet Union Jews in Israel.