Attitudes Toward Tbilisi- and Mingrelian-Accented Georgian Among Georgian Youth: On the Road to Linguistic Homoginization?

Dragojevic, Marko and Berglund, Christofer and Blauvelt, Timothy (2015) Attitudes Toward Tbilisi- and Mingrelian-Accented Georgian Among Georgian Youth: On the Road to Linguistic Homoginization? Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 34 (1). pp. 90-101. ISSN 0261-927X

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Abstract

Two matched-guise studies examined language attitudes among Georgian youth toward two varieties of spoken Georgian: Tbilisi-accented Georgian (standard variety) and Mingrelian-accented Georgian (nonstandard variety). Study 1, conducted in Tbilisi, found that listeners (N = 106) attributed more status and solidarity to the standard variety, regardless of self-reported regional identity (Tbilisieli, Mingrelian, other). Study 2, conducted in Samegrelo, found that self-identified Mingrelians (N = 96) attributed more status and solidarity to the standard variety, regardless of language use at home. Together, these findings suggest that Mingrelians may be undergoing a generational shift in their language attitudes in favor of linguistic homogenization.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JJ Caucasian Studies
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Institutes > Institute for Modernity Studies
Depositing User: Dr. Timothy Blauvelt
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2016 07:57
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 07:57
URI: http://eprints.iliauni.edu.ge/id/eprint/4572

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