Style, Media and Language Ideologies

Authors

Allan Bell, Auckland University of Technology; Leonie Cornips, Maastricht University; Nikolas Coupland, Cardiff University; Jürgen Jaspers, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Janus Mortensen, University of Copenhagen; Vincent de Rooij, University of Amsterdam; Agnete Nesse, University College of Bergen; Jan-Ola Östman, University of Helsinki; Pia Quist, University of Copenhagen; Irene Stengs, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Art and Sciences; Jane Stuart-Smith, University of Glasgow; Lotte Thissen, Maastricht University; Jacob Thøgersen, University of Copenhagen; Sarah Van Hoof, Ghent University

Keywords:

Standard Language Ideology, language, media

Synopsis

This book is the third publication from the international group of researchers involved in developing the SLICE programme, SLICE being an acronym for Standard Language Ideology in Contemporary Europe.

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?

Chapters

  • Preface and Acknowledgements
    Nikolas Coupland, Janus Mortensen, Jacob Thøgersen
  • Introduction: Style, media and language ideologies
    Nikolas Coupland, Janus Mortensen, Jacob Thøgersen
  • Bridging the gap(s): The role of style in language change linked to the broadcast media
    Jane Stuart-Smith
  • Styling street credibility on the public byways: When the standard becomes ‘the dialect’
    Jan-Ola Östman
  • The style and stylization of old news reading in Danish
    Jacob Thøgersen
  • Kallemann & Amandus: The use of dialect in children’s programmes on early Norwegian radio
    Agnete Nesse
  • Negotiating linguistic standardization in Flemish TV fiction around 1980: Laying the grounds for a new linguistic normality
    Jürgen Jaspers, Sarah Van Hoof
  • Dialect and local media: Reproducing the multi- dialectal hierarchical space in Limburg (the Netherlands)
    Leonie Cornips, Vincent de Rooij, Irene Stengs, Lotte Thissen
  • Representations of multiethnic youth styles in Danish broadcast media
    Pia Quist
  • ‘An evil version of our accent’: Language ideologies and the neighbouring other
    Allan Bell
  • Dialect dissonance: The mediation of indexical incoherence
    Nikolas Coupland

Author Biographies

Allan Bell, Auckland University of Technology

Professor of Language & Communication, Institute of Culture, Discourse & Communication, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand and Visiting Research Professor, School of English, University of Hong Kong

Leonie Cornips, Maastricht University

Professor, Meertens Institute (The Royal Academy of Art and Sciences) and Department Literature & Art, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Nikolas Coupland, Cardiff University

Emeritus Professor, Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University, Wales; Honorary Professor, Department of Nordic Research, University of Copenhagen University, Denmark.

Jürgen Jaspers, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Associate professor of Dutch linguistics, Département de langues et lettres, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium

Janus Mortensen, University of Copenhagen

Associate Professor, Centre for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Vincent de Rooij, University of Amsterdam

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Agnete Nesse, University College of Bergen

Professor of Nordic Linguistics, Department of Education, University College of Bergen, Norway

Jan-Ola Östman, University of Helsinki

Professor (em.) of Scandinavian languages, Department of Finnish, Finno-Ugrian and Scandinavian Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland

Pia Quist, University of Copenhagen

Associate Professor, Department of Nordic Research, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Irene Stengs, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Art and Sciences

Senior Researcher, Meertens Institute (The Royal Netherlands Academy of Art and Sciences), Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jane Stuart-Smith, University of Glasgow

Professor, English Language and Linguistics/Glasgow University Laboratory of Phonetics (GULP), University of Glasgow, Scotland

Lotte Thissen, Maastricht University

PhD candidate, Department Literature & Art, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Jacob Thøgersen, University of Copenhagen

Associate Professor, Department of Nordic Studies and Linguistics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Sarah Van Hoof, Ghent University

Assistant Professor, Department of Translation, Interpreting and Communication, Ghent University, Belgium

SLICE Book 3

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Published

August 5, 2022

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