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Unformatted text preview: mart, successful, etc.) Kind of reminiscent of the quesCon, “Which would you rather be, rich or popular?” Some Findings of Campbell- Kibler (2005) l༆  l༆  l༆  Reminder: hiking vs. hikin' Using /in/ makes Southern speakers sound more Southern, but it doesn't make non- Southern speakers sound Southern. Listeners who liked a speaker would interpret /in/ as sounding compassionate, while those who didn't like them interpreted it as condescending. Key Points About Matched Guise l༆  l༆  l༆  l༆  l༆  Can be separate performances by the same speaker, or use digital manipulaCon. MulCple ways of collecCng reacCons from listeners: most common is raCng adjecCves. Results can be complicated, involve interacCons between mulCple factors. Solidarity vs. status. Listeners who perceive their speech to be more similar to the speaker's will rate the speaker more posiCvely. Survey Methods l༆  l༆  The Likert scale method of collecCng data from matched guise studies can also be used in studies that don't involve playing clips. We can create wrilen surveys about: -  a)tudes towards linguisCc features that we can convey in wrilen form. (Example: “ain't”) -  a)tudes towards different language varieCes or languages in general. Problems with survey methods l༆  Asking people how they feel about a language variety in general, rather than giving them a specific example to listen to, is a lille risky: -  Different parCcipants might have different ideas about what dialect you are asking them about. -  They are more likely to think about stereotyp...
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