Attitudes to Standard British English and Standard Polish: A Study in Normative Linguistics and Comparative Sociolinguistics (Gdansk Studies in Langua

Attitudes to Standard British English and Standard Polish: A Study in Normative Linguistics and Comparative Sociolinguistics (Gdansk Studies in Langua

By: Maciej Rataj (author)Hardback

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Description

The book provides a new insight into English-Polish comparative sociolinguistics by comparing and contrasting the attitudes of young adult native speakers of British English and Polish towards the standard varieties of their mother tongues. The author reviews the Anglophone and Polish approaches to standard dialects and language standardization, integrating sociolinguistics, normative linguistics and prescriptivism. The core of the work presents and analyses the results of a questionnaire-based study of language attitudes conducted at several Polish and British universities. In conclusion, the author places the two groups of informants on a spectrum of language attitudes ranging from purism to tolerance of non-standard varieties.

About Author

Maciej Rataj holds a doctorate in Linguistics from the University of Gdansk (Poland), where he is employed as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of English and American Studies. His research interests include varieties of English, language standardization and cognitive linguistics.

Contents

Contents: Language codification - Prescriptivism - Purism - Linguistic tolerance - Axiology - Language culture - Correctness - Grammar rules - Received Pronunciation - Standardization - British English - Polish.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783631659625
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 257
  • ID: 9783631659625
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 3631659628
  • edition: New edition

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