Language variety and image

Project management: Marion Krause

Partners: Vera Podrushnjak (Laboratory of extralinguistic studies, State Humanities Vyatka University (Kirov, Russian Federation))

Duration: 2007-2008



In an experimental study the influence of linguistic and extralinguistic factors was examined regarding the construction of the images of various social and regional language varieties of modern Russian.

Theoretically, the question of genesis and activatibility of linguistic and cultural stereotypes is preeminent: Do listeners activate similar stereotypical evaluations when confronting individual speakers as when confronted with typed material as used by Andrews (1994, 1995, 2003) in surveys?