Education, class and vernacular awareness on Tyneside

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Abstrakt

This chapter reports on a questionnaire study investigating Tyneside
residents’ vernacular awareness and attested language use. Participant performance
is interpreted on the basis of a cross-tabulation of participants’ social
class as determined by their level of education and participants’ own identification.
The results indicate that participants’ self-identification is at odds with the
classification based on education and, furthermore, that the group of participants
who identify as middle class but have low educational attainment behave
significantly different from the other participants. This group consisted of mainly
older female speakers and results are interpreted in light of first wave studies on
the patterning of language use by class, age and gender. Finally, the issue of
vernacular awareness is linked to social indexicality and it is suggested that an
interpretation of participants as agents allows these two factors explanatory
power.
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Detaljer

This chapter reports on a questionnaire study investigating Tyneside
residents’ vernacular awareness and attested language use. Participant performance
is interpreted on the basis of a cross-tabulation of participants’ social
class as determined by their level of education and participants’ own identification.
The results indicate that participants’ self-identification is at odds with the
classification based on education and, furthermore, that the group of participants
who identify as middle class but have low educational attainment behave
significantly different from the other participants. This group consisted of mainly
older female speakers and results are interpreted in light of first wave studies on
the patterning of language use by class, age and gender. Finally, the issue of
vernacular awareness is linked to social indexicality and it is suggested that an
interpretation of participants as agents allows these two factors explanatory
power.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelPerspectives on Northern Englishes
RedaktørerJoan Beal, Sylvie Hancil
Udgivelses stedBerlin
UdgiverMouton de Gruyter
Publikationsdatojul. 2017
Sider215-244
Kapitel10
ISBN (trykt)978-3-11-045090-3
StatusAccepteret/In press - jul. 2017
Begivenhed - Rouen, Frankrig

Konference

KonferenceNorthern British Conference
Nummer1
LokationUniversity of Rouen
LandFrankrig
ByRouen
Periode12/05/201413/05/2014
SerieTopics in English Linguistics
Vol/bind96
ISSN1434-3452

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