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  • Dragojevic et al 2020

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

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/01/2021
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Language and Social Psychology
Issue number1
Volume40
Number of pages20
Pages (from-to)60-79
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date23/10/20
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

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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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 40 (1), 2020, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2020 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Journal of Language and Social Psychology page: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/jls on SAGE Journals Online: http://journals.sagepub.com/