Toward a Century of Language Attitudes Research:Looking Back and Moving Forward

Dragojevic, Marko and Fasoli, Fabio and Cramer, Jennifer and Rakić, Tamara (2020) Toward a Century of Language Attitudes Research:Looking Back and Moving Forward. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. ISSN 0261-927X (In Press)

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The study of language attitudes is concerned with the social meanings people assign to language and its users. With roots in social psychology nearly a century ago, language attitudes research spans several academic disciplines and draws on diverse methodological approaches. In an attempt to integrate this work and traverse disciplinary boundaries and methodological proclivities, we propose that language attitudes—as a unified field—can be organized into five distinct—yet interdependent and complementary—lines of research: documentation, explanation, development, consequences, and change. After highlighting some of the key findings that have emerged from each area, we discuss several opportunities and challenges for future research.

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