Kristiansen et al. (Eds.): Language (De)standardisation in Late Modern Europe: Experimental Studies

Kristiansen et al. (Eds.): Language (De)standardisation in Late Modern Europe: Experimental Studies

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This book is the second publication from the international group of researchers involved in developing the SLICE programme, SLICE being an acronym for Standard Language Ideology in Contemporary Europe.

 SLICE is interested in ideologies of language as much as in the forms and functions of languages themselves, and in exploring how ideology can be made visible by different research methods. This implies a commitment to researching the attitudes and value-structures that underpin attributions of ‘standard’, potential subjective complexities and shifts in these subjectivities.

One of SLICE’s key objectives is to make informed assessments of the extent and nature of linguistic destandardisation in contemporary European contexts. While sociolinguistic attention has so far been given to standardising processes – the mechanisms by which language varieties ‘rise’ to function ideologically and practically as standard varieties – it is also necessary to move beyond linear accounts and to explore whether and how varieties that have functioned as standards may be losing their legitimacy. Is there evidence that ways of speaking that have been positioned as ‘non-standard’ or vernacular varieties are ‘moving up’ to function in domains previously associated with standard varieties? More radically, is there evidence that the ideological systems that have supported attri­butions of standard and vernacular language may be crumbling, losing their potency or being restructured? Is it appropriate to see late modernity as an era when linguistic standardisation is in some ways and in some places being reversed, or at least rendered more complex and multi-dimensional?



Stefan Grondelaers and Tore Kristiansen
On the need to access deep evaluations when searching for the motor of standard language change 9

Part 1
(De)standardisation studies using Speaker Evaluation Experiments

Christoph Hare Svenstrup
Language attitudes in south-west Germany 55

Noel Ó Murchadha
Authority and innovation in language variation: Teenagers’ perceptions of variation in spoken Irish 71

Loreta Vaicekauskiene and Daiva Aliukaite
Overt and covert evaluation of language varieties in the Lithuanian speech community 97

Helge Sandøy
Driving forces in language change - in the Norwegian perspective 125

Anne-Sophie Ghyselen and Gunther De Vogelaer
The impact of dialect loss on the acceptance of Tussentaal: the special case of West-Flanders in Belgium 153

Stefan Grondelaers and Dirk Speelman
Can speaker evaluation return private attitudes towards stigmatised varieties? Evidence from emergent standardisation in Belgian Dutch 171

Steven Delarue
Teachers’ Dutch in Flanders: The last guardians of the standard? 193

Nataša Tolimir-Hölzl
Language attitudes in the Republika Srpska: Eliciting some truth from behind the propaganda 227

Part 2
Methodological concerns and alternative approaches

Barbara Soukup
The measurement of ‘language attitudes’ – a reappraisal from a constructionist perspective 251

Barbara Soukup
On matching speaker (dis)guises – revisiting a methodological tradition 267

Dennis R. Preston and Nancy Niedzielski
Approaches to the study of Language Regard 287

Kathryn Campbell-Kibler
Connecting attitudes and language behavior via implicit sociolinguistic cognition 307

Ari Páll Kristinsson and Amanda Hilmarsson-Dunn
Evaluation of different registers in Icelandic written media 331

Tore Kristiansen, Nicolai Pharao and Marie Maegaard
Controlled manipulation of intonational difference: An experimental study of intonation patterns as the basis for language-ideological constructs of geographical provenance and linguistic standardness in young Danes 355

Anne Fabricius and Janus Mortensen
Language ideology and the notion of construct resources: a case study of modern RP 375

Contents of SLICE volume 1 403

ISBN 978-82-7099-741-1, 404 pp., hardcover
Format: 17x24 cm, weight 1 kg, year of publication 2013, language: English

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