- Oxford Library of Psychology
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Language and Social Psychology: Introduction and Overview
- Language Attitudes: Social Determinants and Consequences of Language Variation
- Language, Identity, and Culture: Multiple Identity-Based Perspectives
- Language and Culture
- Gender Similarities and Differences in Language
- Working Together
- Perspective Taking and Its Impostors in Language Use: Four Patterns of Deception
- Hand and Facial Gestures in Conversational Interaction
- Interactive Alignment and Language Use
- Cognitive and Social Aspects of Coherence
- Shaping Intergroup Relations Through Language
- Language, Style, and Persuasion
- Language and Interpersonal Relationships
- Natural Language Use as a Marker of Personality
- Using Computerized Text Analysis to Track Social Processes
- Language and Social Comprehension
- Language and Attribution: Implicit Causal and Dispositional Information Contained in Words
- Me and My Stories
- The Role of Language on the Perception and Experience of Emotion
- Discursive Social Psychology
- Grounding Language in Our Bodies and the World
- Literal Versus Nonliteral Language: Novelty Matters
- Intentions in Meaningful Experiences of Language
- Electrophysiological Research on Conversation and Discourse Processing
- Politeness and Reasoning: Face, Connectives, and Quantifiers
- Language Variation in the Classroom
- Pragmatic Processes in Survey Interviewing
- Language and the Law: Illustrations from Cases of Disputed Sexual Consent
- The Role of Language in Conflict and Conflict Resolution
- Computer-Mediated Communication
- The Role of Natural Language and Discourse Processing in Advanced Tutoring Systems
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter surveys important approaches and findings related to language attitude studies. It begins by attending to the kinds of evaluations and images people are able to deduce from voices and attention is focused on judgments conveyed by standard and nonstandard features of accents, how they are developed, and their role in subjective comprehensibility. Thereafter, attitudes toward accents are addressed in a broader context (e.g., alongside verbal content, facial appearance, and the linguistic landscape), highlighting their importance to people’s social identity and emotional expression. Finally, a new model of language attitudes is introduced that attends to their complexity and role in ongoing discourse and information management. In addition and as a means of providing conceptual coherence to the literature (and particularly in the recent context of so many emergent models), nine organizing principles of language attitudes inspired by Dragojevic, Giles, and Watson’s (2013) complementary innovations are crafted.
Howard Giles is Professor at the Department of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara.
Tamara Rakić is a Lecturer at Lancaster University.
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