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Language Attitudes, Frames of Reference, and Social Identity: A Scottish Dimension

Abrams, Dominic, Hogg, Michael A. (1987) Language Attitudes, Frames of Reference, and Social Identity: A Scottish Dimension. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 6 (3-4). pp. 201-213. ISSN 0261-927X. (doi:10.1177/0261927X8763004) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Using the matched guise technique, in 3 conditions each possible pairing of middle class versions of Dundee, Glasgow (both Scottish), and received pronunciation (RP) English accents were presented to 120 teenagers (aged 14–15 yrs) from Dundee. On ratings of speaker status, likely employment, and solidarity, there was a clear pattern of in-group favoritism. The in-group accents were evaluated positively and out-group negatively. Thus, Glasgow accents were evaluated negatively when contrasted with Dundee accents, but positively when contrasted with RP. Levels of in-group favoritism correlated positively with measures of identification with Scotland. Data suggest language attitudes are susceptible to considerable variation, depending on the level of self-categorization salient to the perceiver.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0261927X8763004
Uncontrolled keywords: ingroup vs outgroup favoritism toward Dundee vs Glasgow Scottish vs received pronunciation English accents, evaluations of speakers, 10–15 yr olds, Scotland
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2013 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:07 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/35497 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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