Standard Language Ideology in Contemporary Europe

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SLICE is interested in ideologies of language as much as in the forms and functions of languages themselves, and in exploring how ideology can be made visible by different research methods. This implies a commitment to researching the attitudes and value-structures that underpin attributions of ‘standard’, potential subjective complexities and shifts in these subjectivities.

One of SLICE’s key objectives is to make informed assessments of the extent and nature of linguistic destandardisation in contemporary European contexts. While sociolinguistic attention has so far been given to standardising processes – the mechanisms by which language varieties ‘rise’ to function ideologically and practically as standard varieties – it is also necessary to move beyond linear accounts and to explore whether and how varieties that have functioned as standards may be losing their legitimacy. Is there evidence that ways of speaking that have been positioned as ‘non-standard’ or vernacular varieties are ‘moving up’ to function in domains previously associated with standard varieties? More radically, is there evidence that the ideological systems that have supported attributions of standard and vernacular language may be crumbling, losing their potency or being restructured? Is it appropriate to see late modernity as an era when linguistic standardisation is in some ways and in some places being reversed, or at least rendered more complex and multi-dimensional?

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Book 1

Standard Languages and Language Standards in a Changing Europe

Tore Kristiansen, Nikolas Coupland; Barbara Soukup, Sylvia Moosmüller, Frans Gregersen, Peter Garrett, Charlotte Selleck, Pirkko Nuolijärvi, Johanna Vaattovaara, Jan-Ola Östman, Leila Mattfolk, Philipp Stoeckle, Christoph Hare Svenstrup, Stephen Pax Leonard, Kristján Árnason, Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin, Noel Ó Murchadha, Loreta Vaicekauskien?, Stefan Grondelaers, Roeland van Hout, Helge Sandøy, Mats Thelander, Elen Robert, Jannis Androutsopoulos, Peter Auer, Helmut Spiekermann, Allan Bell, Dirk Speelman, Jane Stuart-Smith
January 29, 2020
SLICE Volume 2
Book 2

Language (De)standardisation in Late Modern Europe: Experimental Studies

Stefan Grondelaers, Tore Kristiansen; Christoph Hare Svenstrup, Noel Ó Murchadha, Loreta Vaicekauskiene, Daiva Aliukaite, Helge Sandøy, Anne-Sophie Ghyselen, Gunther De Vogelaer, Dirk Speelman, Steven Delarue, Nataša Tolimir-Hölzl, Barbara Soukup, Dennis R. Preston, Nancy Niedzielski, Kathryn Campbell-Kibler, Ari Páll Kristinsson, Amanda Hilmarsson-Dunn, Nicolai Pharao, Marie Maegaard, Anne Fabricius, Janus Mortensen
August 5, 2022
SLICE Book 3
Book 3

Style, Media and Language Ideologies

Allan Bell, Leonie Cornips; Nikolas Coupland; Jürgen Jaspers; Janus Mortensen; Vincent de Rooij, Agnete Nesse, Jan-Ola Östman, Pia Quist, Irene Stengs, Jane Stuart-Smith, Lotte Thissen; Jacob Thøgersen; Sarah Van Hoof
August 5, 2022
SLICE Volume 4
Book 4

Standard Languages in Germanic-Speaking Europe: Attitudes and Perception

Elisabeth Buchner, Stephan Elspaß, Eva Fuchs, Anne-Sophie Ghyselen; Wolfgang Koppensteiner, Alexandra N. Lenz; Chris Montgomery, Nicolai Pharao, Albrecht Plewnia, Regula Schmidlin; Barbara Soukup
June 27, 2022