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Lambert, W. E., Hodgson, R. C., Gardner, R. C., & Fillenbaum, S. (1960). Evaluational Reactions to Spoken Language. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 60, 44-51.

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  • TITLE: Bridging Language Attitudes with Perceived Language Notions

    AUTHORS: Andreas Papapavlou, Andia Mavromati

    KEYWORDS: Language Attitudes, Perceptions, Language and Ethnic Identity Language Policy, Language Emancipation

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, Vol.7 No.2, April 28, 2017

    ABSTRACT: The current study examines students’ beliefs about languages in general, their overt attitudes towards Cypriot Greek and the status that is accorded to this variety. Results, from a quantitative research approach, show that the Cypriot Greek variety is in a process of changing status and it seems that it is appreciated more than in the past (Papapavlou, 1998, 2004, 2010; Tsiplakou, 2006; Ioannidou, 2009). Participants (university students) believe that languages are: a) a mirror of society and a robust means of communication, b) a reflection of the cultures of a given country, c) constantly evolving and adjusting to the needs of a society, and d) an image of our way of thinking and interacting in society. However, participants do not agree that language is the only factor in defining their ethnic identity. On the contrary, they believe that it is also affected by factors not related to language. Additionally, results reveal that misguided judgments about the supremacy and powerfulness of standard languages are inversely related to the views that the same speakers hold about non-standard languages and dialects. The findings of the present study suggest that the linguistic identity of young people in Cyprus is shifting, and this shift may have implications on issues related to language policy and planning, currently under discussion.