The social meanings of language, dialect and accent: international perspectives on speech styles

The social meanings of language, dialect and accent: international perspectives on speech styles. Edited by Howard Giles and Bernadette M. Watson New York, NY, United States: Peter Lang Publishing, 2013.

Title The social meanings of language, dialect and accent: international perspectives on speech styles
Place of Publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Peter Lang Publishing
Publication year 2013
Sub-type Edited book
Open Access Status
Volume 16
Series Language as Social Action
ISBN 9781433118692
9781433118685
ISSN 1529-2436
Language eng
Editor Howard Giles
Bernadette M. Watson
Total number of pages 194
Collection year 2014
Formatted Abstract/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.
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Institutional Status UQ

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