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ERIC Number: EJ614927
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-6441
The Voices People Read: Orthography and the Representation of Non-Standard Speech.
Jaffe, Alexandra; Walton, Shana
Journal of Sociolinguistics, v4 n4 p561-87 Nov 2000
By combining features of matched guise tests with sociolinguistic interviewing and oral performance, this study investigates the social meanings carried by non-standard orthographies. Participant evaluations of the personas showed that people connected orthography to social identities. Specifically, results found people uncritically and spontaneously read non-standard orthography as indices of low socioeconomic status. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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