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The social meanings of language, dialect and accent, international perspectives on speech styles, edited by Howard Giles, Bernadette Watson

Label
The social meanings of language, dialect and accent, international perspectives on speech styles, edited by Howard Giles, Bernadette Watson
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Main title
The social meanings of language, dialect and accent
Oclc number
814982186
Responsibility statement
edited by Howard Giles, Bernadette Watson
Series statement
Language as social action ;, v. 16
Sub title
international perspectives on speech styles
Summary
This volume represents a unique contribution to the area of language attitudes research with its focus on how languages, dialects and accents induce us to form social judgments about people who use these forms. The essays attend to evaluations of speech styles across nations. No previous work has embraced this comparative perspective globally, but such a volume that situates language and attitude research in the 21st century is long overdue. The content is culturally diverse and showcases the work of eminent scholars across the globe. Each chapter brings its own theoretical interpretation to this field of study, and the book provides the reader with a plethora of models that extend our understanding of language attitudes. It is fitting that Cindy Gallois, who has incisively contributed to research on language attitudes over the past 30 years, provides an epilogue on the current state of language attitudes research
Table Of Contents
Language Ideologies and Language Attitudes: A Foundational Framework / Marko Dragojevic, Howard Giles, Bernadette Watson -- Karolina Hansen: Language Attitudes in the Americas /Agata Gluszek -- Melanie C. Steffens: Language Attitudes in Western Europe / Tamara Rakic -- Language Attitudes in the Nordic Countries / Tore Kristiansen -- Language Attitudes in the Maghreb Countries of North West Africa / Eirlys E. Davies, Abdelali Bentahila -- Language Attitudes in Southern Africa Desmond Painter, John Dixon -- Language Attitudes in China Toward English / Anping He, Sik Hung Ng -- Language Attitudes in South Asia / Itesh Sachdev, Tej Bhatia -- Language Attitudes in Australia and New Zealand / Ann Weatherall -- Epilogue: Language Attitudes in Context / Cindy Gallois
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