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dc.contributor.authorWilloughby, Louisa
dc.contributor.authorStarks, Donna
dc.contributor.authorTaylor-Leech, Kerry
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:43:24Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:43:24Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-04-08T04:23:30Z
dc.identifier.issn0726-8602
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/07268602.2013.787904
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/57936
dc.description.abstractAlthough there is a growing literature on grammatical, lexical and phonological aspects of Australian English, there are comparatively few studies of attitudes towards this variety of English. What literature there is tends to be either anecdotal or based on media language or on findings from experimental, subjective reaction tests where samples of speech are matched against those produced by speakers of other varieties of English. This study aims to add to existing research through an examination of responses of Australian adolescents to the following question: 'When you think about "Australian English", tell me the first three things that come into your mind'. The findings fall into three broad overlapping categories: (i) comments about language features; (ii) comments about attitudes towards those features; and (iii) comments about culture. All three categories contain responses which suggest that young Australians associate Australian English with rural and informal lifestyles. Those who provide attitudinal judgments either describe the variety in neutral terms or give it evaluations typical of those reported for broad and vernacular varieties of English. Of particular interest is the frequency with which categories overlap and intersect, and the mythscapes they construct of Australian language and identity.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom31
dc.relation.ispartofpageto50
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralian Journal of Linguistics
dc.relation.ispartofvolume33
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLinguistic Processes (incl. Speech Production and Comprehension)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLanguage, Communication and Culture
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170204
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode20
dc.titleIs the cultural cringe alive and kicking? Adolescent Mythscapes of Australian English in Queensland and Victoria
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2013
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorTaylor-Leech, Kerry J.


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