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ERIC Number: EJ948952
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0965-8416
Perceptions of and Attitudes towards Regional Varieties of Polish: Views from Two Polish Provinces
Milobog, Magdalena; Garrett, Peter
Language Awareness, v20 n4 p275-293 2011
This paper reports a study of perceptions and attitudes relating to regional varieties of Polish. The methodology followed folk linguistic approaches to attitudes research. Respondents in two Polish provinces were asked to draw on a map of Poland where they thought the main regional varieties of Polish were spoken, and then to name and characterise these varieties in their own words. They were also asked to give correctness and social attractiveness ratings on semantic differential scales for a number of conceptually presented varieties. Students' subjective maps of dialect division showed little correspondence with the dialect maps produced by Polish dialectologists. In the evaluative profiles, respondents focused mainly on foreignness, Polishness, and linguistic features of the perceived language varieties. Judgements of correctness and attractiveness appear to be influenced by Poland's socio-political situation, especially associations with Germanness and Russianness. (Contains 8 figures and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Poland