The Role of Standard Ideology in the Disappearance of the Traditional Danish Dialects

  title={The Role of Standard Ideology in the Disappearance of the Traditional Danish Dialects},
  author={Tore Kristiansen},
Language variation and change can and should be described at the level of language use, but also at a sociopsychological level involving entities such as norms and attitudes, processes of identification and social evaluation. Especially if our aim is to explain variation and change in use, the study of the underlying sociopsychological mechanisms becomes of paramount importance. From this perspective the paper compares patterns of language use with patterns of language attitudes in Denmark… 

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