Language attitudes in Galicia: Using the matched-guise test among high school students

Veronica Loureiro-Rodriguez, May Boggess, Anne Goldsmith

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Abstract

Adolescents' attitudes towards standard Galician, non-standard Galician and Spanish are examined in this study using a matched-guise test. Results show that adolescents perceive standard and non-standard Galician differently and that different values are attached to the three linguistic varieties investigated. Our findings confirm that certain stigmas are still attached to speaking non-standard Galician and to having a Galician accent when speaking Spanish. Finally, results provide evidence of gender-related trends in regard to standard and non-standard Galician, and also reveal a covert social disapproval of women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-153
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 26 2013

Keywords

  • Galician
  • Spanish
  • adolescents
  • matched-guise
  • standard

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language

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