Brexit – and now what? A post-referendum survey into linguistic and national attitudes in Gibraltar




Gibraltar, Brexit, sociolinguistics, survey, identity


The present paper sets out to gauge the post-Brexit referendum attitudes of Gibraltarians concerning language and political outlooks. A survey was created in order to gather the necessary qualitative and quantitative data. It was spread using Facebook groups and a total of 38 questionnaires were collected. The results of the research suggest that Gibraltar is still highly conflicted over Brexit, there is an ongoing attrition of Spanish, and English seems to be continuously gaining linguistic ground. More detailed research is, however, needed to evaluate the ongoing changes with greater certainty.


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How to Cite

Paciorkowski, T. (2019). Brexit – and now what? A post-referendum survey into linguistic and national attitudes in Gibraltar. Beyond Philology An International Journal of Linguistics, Literary Studies and English Language Teaching, (16/1), 29–43.