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By Roderick Hunt, Alex Brychta

ISBN-10: 0199160619

ISBN-13: 9780199160617

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Labov 1972: 208). e. linguistic objects as viewed by nonlinguists) may be subdivided for “awareness” along the following clines. 1 Availability: Folk respondents range in their attention to linguistic features from complete disregard for to frequent discussion of and even preoccupation with them. 2 Accuracy: Folk respondents may accurately, partially accurately, or completely inaccurately represent linguistic facts (and their distribution). 3 Detail: Folk respondents’ characterizations may range from global (reflecting, for example, only a general awareness of a variety) to detailed (in which respondents cite specific details).

Word (14) : 47 56. Giles, Howard and P. F. Powesland (1975). Speech Style and Social Evaluation . London: Academic . Gould, Peter and Rodney White (1974). Mental Maps . Harmondsworth, Middx: Penguin . Graff, David, William Labov and Wendell Harris (1983).

As already noted, many researchers have found that the two main dimensions of evaluation for language varieties are most often those of social status (“Educated” above) and group solidarity (“Friendly” above). A full analysis of these data would go on to consider how each of the regions rated fared with regard to these two groups, but I believe a sample of two particularly important areas (for these respondents and doubtless others) will provide a good insight into the mechanisms at work here. 6.

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