Seminario sobre Language Regard

Dennis R. Preston (Regents Professor of Linguistics, Oklahoma State University)

Salón de Graos da Facultade de Filoloxía,
Santiago de Compostela, 13-15 de xullo de 2016


Mércores, 13 de xullo
10:00 - 12:00 What is language regard and why do we need a new term when we can already have the perfectly good “language attitudes”?
Why study regard? Ethnographic and social psychological reasons seem obvious – applied ones perhaps less so, although the idea that we should do linguistic engineering without knowing what people believe about language seems short-sighted if not naïve. Finally, are there any good reasons within more general linguistic theory and linguistic description that justify it?
What sorts of studies and traditions (sociolinguistic, ethnographic, anthropological, ideological, social psychological, folk linguistic, perceptual dialectological, etc…) lie behind it and what have been their principal findings?
Xoves, 14 de xullo
10:00 - 12:00 How to do it
What to think about (the “independent variables”) and how they may guide and be guided by research techniques.
  1. Setting
    1. Actual – home, laboratory, etc…
    2. Context – contextualized vs. noncontextualized
  2. Stimulus
    1. Priming – primed vs. non-primed
    2. Presentation – video, written stimulus, pictures, etc…
    3. Size – global vs. specific
    4. Status – stigmatized, prestige, neutral, etc…
    5. Access – direct vs. indirect access to a linguistic stimulus
    6. Authenticity – native vs. imitated
    7. Naturalness – natural vs. (re)synthesized
    8. Presence – an actual linguistic stimulus is provided or not provided
  3. Respondents
    1. Non-targeted vs. targeted
  4. Response
    1. Behavior – respondent activity or task (rate, read, observe, perform, etc…)
    2. Mode – fixed (Likert scale, forced choice, etc…) vs. open-ended (discoursal, eye-tracking, etc…)
    3. Timing – present vs. absent
    4. Awareness – unaware (nonconscious) vs. aware (conscious)
Venres, 15 de xullo
10:00 - 12:00 What are the prospects for future work?
New topics
New areas and/or groups
New opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration
New techniques for collection and interpretation

And how might the work you do or want to do contribute, use, or fit in?


A asistencia ao seminario é de balde. Porén, os interesados deberán inscribirse mediante un formulario en liña. O prazo de inscrición comeza o día 27 de xuño e estará aberto até o 11 de xullo.


Seminario organizado polo grupo de investigación Gramática do español (proxecto O estudo da lingua oral: explotación e análise de corpus - ESLORA2, ref. FFI2014-52287-P).