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Investigating language attitudes: social meanings of dialect, ethnicity and performance

Garrett, Peter Donald, Williams, Angela Marian and Coupland, Nikolas John Robert 2003. Investigating language attitudes: social meanings of dialect, ethnicity and performance. University of Wales Press - Writers of Wales, Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

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Presented in this book is a systematic and critical reappraisal of the methods used in language attitudes research as well as a detailed analysis of the relative positions of the English and Welsh languages in Wales and the sociolinguistic environment in which they function. Argued is the notion that the varieties of English in Wales need to be treated as distinct rather than coalesced into a broad category of bland Welsh English, not only in terms of descriptive dialect differences, but also as the basis of their distinctive social meanings. In addition to discussing different ways of expressing attitudes, from teenagers' and teachers' attitudes to regional and subcultural variation in attitudes, the book also considers issues such as degrees of authentic Welshness and the impact of rapid social change in Wales.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Publisher: University of Wales Press
ISBN: 9780708318034
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 01:51

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