Thøgersen et al. (Eds.): Style, Media and Lang. Ideologi

Thøgersen et al. (Eds.): Style, Media and Lang. Ideologi

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This book is the third 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?


Nikolas Coupland, Jacob Thøgersen and Janus Mortensen
Introduction: Style, media and language ideologies

Jane Stuart-Smith: Bridging the gap(s): The role of style in language change linked to the broadcast media

Jan-Ola Östman: Styling street credibility on the public byways: When the standard becomes ‘the dialect’

Jacob Thøgersen: The style and stylization of old news reading in Danish

Agnete Nesse, Kallemann & Amandus: The use of dialect in children’s programmes on early Norwegian radio

Sarah Van Hoof and Jürgen Jaspers: Negotiating linguistic standardization in Flemish TV fiction around 1980: Laying the grounds for a new linguistic normality

Leonie Cornips, Vincent de Rooij, Irene Stengs and Lotte Thissen: Dialect and local media: Reproducing the multi-dialectal hierarchical space in Limburg (the Netherlands)

Pia Quist: Representations of multi-ethnic youth styles in Danish broadcast media

Allan Bell: ‘An evil version of our accent’: Language ideologies and the neighbouring other

Nikolas Coupland: Dialect dissonance: The mediation of indexical incoherence

ISBN 978-82-7099-871-5, 285 p.p., hardcover
Format: 17x24 cm, weight 0,8 kg, year of publication 2016, language: English

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