Attitudes Toward Tbilisi- and Mingrelian-Accented Georgian Among Georgian Youth: On the Road to Linguistic Homogenization?
2015 (English)In: Journal of language and social psychology, ISSN 0261-927X, E-ISSN 1552-6526, Vol. 34, no 1, 90-101 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Two matched-guise studies examined language attitudes among Georgian youth towards two varieties of spoken Georgian: Tbilisi-accented Georgian (standard variety) and Mingrelian-accented Georgian (nonstandard variety). Study 1, conducted in Tbilisi, found that listeners (N = 106) attributed more status and solidarity to the standard variety, regardless of self-reported regional identity (Tbiliseli, Mingrelian, Other). Study 2, conducted in Samegrelo, found that self-identified Mingrelians (N = 96) attributed more status and solidarity to the standard variety, regardless of language use at home. Together, these findings suggest that Mingrelians may be undergoing a generational shift in their language attitudes in favor of linguistic homogenization.
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Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2015. Vol. 34, no 1, 90-101 p.
language attitudes, stereotyping, vitality, status, solidarity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-231089DOI: 10.1177/0261927X14555191ISI: 000345964800005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-231089DiVA: diva2:743342