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Attitudes Towards Languages (AToL) scale : a global instrument

  • Language attitudes may be differentiated into attitudes towards speakers and attitudes towards languages. However, to date, no systematic and differentiated instrument exists that measures attitudes towards language. Accordingly, we developed, validated, and applied the Attitudes Towards Languages (AToL) scale in four studies. In Study 1, we selected 15 items for the AToL scale, which represented the three dimensions of value, sound, and structure. The following studies replicated and validated the three-factor structure and differential mean profiles along the three dimensions for different languages (a) in a more diverse German sample (Study 2), (b) in different countries (Study 3), and (c) when participants based their evaluations on speech samples (Study 4). Moreover, we investigated the relation between the AToL dimensions and stereotypic speaker evaluations. Results confirm the reliability, validity, and generalizability of the AToL scale and its incremental value to mere speaker evaluations.

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Author:Christiane Schoel, Janin Roessel, Jennifer Eck, Jana Janssen, Branislava Petrovic, Astrid RotheGND, Selma Carolin Rudert, Dagmar Stahlberg
URN:urn:nbn:de:bsz:mh39-19985
Parent Title (English):Journal of Language and Social Psychology
Document Type:Contribution to a Periodical
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2012
Date of Publication (online):2014/04/08
Tag:Sprachstudie
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Englisch; Französisch; Spracheinstellung; Sprachvariante; kontrastive Linguistik
Volume:2012
Issue:9
First Page:1
Last Page:23
Note:
Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich.
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache
BDSL-Classification:Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Gegenwartssprache
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Soziolinguistik
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG