Why is RP so prestigious, despite being viewed as less honest and sincere?
Why are regional rural accents more popular than regional urban accents?
Why are national accents more popular than both of the above?
Attitude vs Ideology
How are these words different?
Attitudes vs Ideology
Hall-Lew (2015) studied attitudes towards Edinburgh accents.
The Standard Language Ideology (Lippi-Green, 1997)
'The language is worth what those who speak it are worth' (Bonfiglio)
'Just not sorry'
It's linked to post-war immigration and large-scale convergence of second language speakers.
It's a contact variety.
It's linked to Mufwene's 'Feature Pool' (2001) in which a mix of languages combine and those which dominate are used.
Shorter vowels which are dominant in Africa, Jamaican and Bangladesh.
Other features include:
The use of the indefinite article, 'a,' before a vowel.
• varied plurals
i.e. 'childs' vs. 'ten boy'
•new pronouns such as 'mandem'
•‘'Innit' as a marker of importance which is common in creoles
•the tag, 'you get me?'
The Wave Model
Who uses it?
In Hackney, almost all young people.
•Ethnicity appears irrelevant but it is linked to diverse linguistic backgrounds.
•Covert prestige means it's used as an opt-in by the middle classes.
•WILL IT/HAS IT SPREAD TO SURREY??
Combine knowledge of power and varieties to write on a topical language issue
2 = blog
3 = article
4 = speech
5 = talk
Tweet (140 characters) an individual response on attitudes vs. ideology...
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