Swedish is beautiful, Danish is ugly? Investigating the link between language attitudes and intelligibilitySchüppert, A., Hilton, N. H. & Gooskens, C., 2015, In : Linguistics. 53, 2, p. 275-304 29 p.
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This paper investigates the hypothesis that attitudes towards a linguistic variety and intelligibility of that variety are linked. This is done by eliciting language attitudes and word recognition scores in 154 Danish and Swedish schoolchildren and adolescents between 7 and 16 years. Language attitudes towards the neighboring language are elicited by means of a matched-guise experiment while word recognition is tested by auditorily presenting the participants with 50 spoken stimuli in their neighboring language (Danish for Swedish children and vice versa) in a picture-pointing task. Results revealed that while Danish children held more positive attitudes towards Swedish than vice versa and their word recognition scores were generally higher than those of their Swedish peers, the correlation between these two variables is very low, indicating that the two variables are only loosely linked.
|Number of pages||29|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|