___ Mother tongue
___ What language do you usually speak at home?
___ Other language you speak fluently
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
Question 5. Language
What language do you usually speak at home?
Other language you speak fluently
In the answer about the mother tongue the language is to be recorded, which the person questioned recognizes as his/her native.
If a person finds difficult to name his/her mother tongue, it should be explained that the mother tongue is the language usually spoken by the person in his/her home in the early childhood.
For young children the mother tongue is to be determined by their parents.
For the deaf and dumb persons the mother tongue is the language in which they read and write or the language used by the members of their household or persons they mainly speak to at home.
In the answer on the language usually spoken at home, the language should be recorded that is used for communication to the family or in private life.
For young children the usually spoken language is to be determined by their parents.
For the deaf and dumb persons the spoken language is the language in which they read and write or the language used by the members of their household or persons they mainly speak to at home.
After the language the person questioned speaks usually at home has been entered, for persons having a perfect command of other languages, i.e. being able to read, write and fluently speak or just speak those languages, the name of one language at person's discretion is to be entered.
For persons having no command of other languages, "no" should be entered.
This variable indicates the person's mother tongue.
Ethnicity and Language Variables -- PERSON