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The preconditions for the Greek language controversy

Peter Mackridge

in Language and National Identity in Greece, 1766-1976

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214426
eISBN:
9780191706721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214426.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter outlines the historical, geographical, social, cultural, and ideological background to the emergence of the controversy in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. First, it answers the ... More


Greeklish and Greekness: Trends and Discourses of “Glocalness”

Dimitris Koutsogiannis and Bessie Mitsikopoulou

in The Multilingual Internet: Language, Culture, and Communication Online

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195304794
eISBN:
9780199788248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304794.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This study explores social attitudes toward “Greeklish”, an online discursive practice involving the use of the Roman alphabet to write Greek. Approaching Greeklish from the perspective of current ... More


Epilogue

Peter Mackridge

in Language and National Identity in Greece, 1766-1976

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214426
eISBN:
9780191706721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214426.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter provides a brief account of developments in the Greek language question since 1976, when the struggle between katharevousa and demotic has been superseded by the debate as to whether ... More


Bad Language: Realism versus Relativism

Edwin L. Battistella

in Bad Language: Are Some Words Better than Others?

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172485
eISBN:
9780199788187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172485.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

This chapter raises some broad issues of tradition versus innovation in culture to place the discussion of realism in language into perspective. Topics covered include the meaning of the phrase, “bad ... More


Language and National Identity in Greece, 1766-1976

Peter Mackridge

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199214426
eISBN:
9780191706721
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214426.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book provides a history of the great language controversy that has occupied and impassioned Greeks — sometimes with fatal results — for over two hundred years. It begins in the late 18th century ... More


Newfoundland and Labrador English

Sandra Clarke

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626168
eISBN:
9780748671519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626168.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume constitutes the first comprehensive overview of the variety of Canadian English spoken in Newfoundland and Labrador, long recognized as linguistically distinct within North America. It ... More


Underlying Language Use: Gaelic Language Ideologies and Attitudes

Stuart Dunmore

in Language Revitalisation in Gaelic Scotland: Linguistic Practice and Ideology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474443111
eISBN:
9781474476706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474443111.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter considers the role that participants’ ideological and attitudinal stances play in determining their current language practices. Language practices among former-GME students – both the ... More


“ARABIC” INDEXES AMIDST A NATION AND A NATION-STATE: IDEOLOGIES, ATTITUDES, AND LINGUISTIC REALITIES

Reem Bassiouney

in Language and Identity in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748689644
eISBN:
9780748697083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689644.003.0003
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter examines associations or indexes of codes in relation to language ideology and language attitude in Egypt, with reference to concrete examples from public discourse, including talk ... More


English in India: Global Aspirations, Local Identities at the Grassroots

Sachin Labade, Claudia Lange, and Sven Leuckert

in Modelling World Englishes: A Joint Approach to Postcolonial and Non-Postcolonial Varieties

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445863
eISBN:
9781474490771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445863.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This chapter presents the results of an attitudinal study carried out in Maharashtra, India. This study investigates in which contexts and how often Maharashtrians use English, Hindi, Marathi, and ... More


A Historical Overview of The Development of National Identity in Modern Egypt With Reference to Language: The Formative Period

Reem Bassiouney

in Language and Identity in Modern Egypt

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748689644
eISBN:
9780748697083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748689644.003.0002
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter traces the historical development of identity and its relation to language up until the end of the twentieth century. In so doing, it also sheds light on essential concepts that directly ... More


Language attitudes and language change

Sandra Clarke and Andrew Erskine

in Newfoundland and Labrador English

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626168
eISBN:
9780748671519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626168.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Especially since the mid 20th century, Newfoundland English has experienced considerable change, much of which appears to involve weakening or even loss of local speech features, and greater ... More


Pisateli o iazyke Writers’ Reflections on Language

Ingunn Lunde

in Language on Display: Writers, Fiction and Linguistic Culture in Post-Soviet Russia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474421560
eISBN:
9781474444842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421560.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter analyses explicit responses to the ‘language question’ in post-Soviet Russia by writers participating in surveys, interviews, roundtable discussions or conferences dedicated to the ... More


Standard English in Trinidad: Multinormativity, Translocality, and Implications for the Dynamic Model and the EIF Model

Philipp Meer and Dagmar Deuber

in Modelling World Englishes: A Joint Approach to Postcolonial and Non-Postcolonial Varieties

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474445863
eISBN:
9781474490771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474445863.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

This article applies the Dynamic Model and the Extra- and Intra-territorial Forces (EIF) Model to Standard English in Trinidad based on the findings of a large-scale attitude study. The results ... More


Back to the Future: High School Revisited

Kathryn A. Woolard

in Singular and Plural: Ideologies of Linguistic Authority in 21st Century Catalonia

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190258610
eISBN:
9780190600464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258610.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter gauges the effects of Catalan-medium educational language policies through an ethnographic re-study of the same high school where the author had carried out a classroom case study twenty ... More


Attitudes to British usage

Carmen Ebner

in English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

In this chapter Carmen Ebner discusses how the attitudes of British English speakers have changed by comparing the findings of an earlier usage attitude study conducted by Mittins et al. (1970) with ... More


Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Lynda Mugglestone

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199679904
eISBN:
9780191760099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679904.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

Popular readings of Johnson as a dictionary-maker often depict him as a writer who both laments — and attempts to control — the state of the language. This book looks at the range of Johnson’s ... More


Women in the history of linguistics: Distant and neglected voices

Wendy Ayres-Bennett and Helena Sanson

in Women in the History of Linguistics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198754954
eISBN:
9780191816451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198754954.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This Introduction outlines the need for a ‘true history’ (Lerner 1976) of the role of women in the history of linguistics, which considers them on their own terms, and challenges categories and ... More


Perceiving Pittsburghese

Barbara Johnstone

in Speaking Pittsburghese: The Story of a Dialect

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945689
eISBN:
9780199369836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945689.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The chapter begins by describing matched guise experimental research about how people perceive linguistic differences and their social meanings, including an experiment that was designed to explore ... More


Punch as a satirical usage guide

David Crystal

in English Usage Guides: History, Advice, Attitudes

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780198808206
eISBN:
9780191845888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808206.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

Punch magazine is a primary source for popular attitudes to language in the nineteenth century. This chapter presents the findings of a comprehensive search of the issues published in the Victorian ... More


The ordered state: Power, authority, and the written word

Lynda Mugglestone

in Samuel Johnson and the Journey into Words

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199679904
eISBN:
9780191760099
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679904.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language, Lexicography

This chapter considers the state of the written language that is established by means of the Dictionary, in both intention and actuality. A particular focus lies in the conflicting models of order ... More


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