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Unformatted text preview: s personality or background, based on how their speech sounds. The same clip l༆  l༆  l༆  l༆  Does this person sound trustworthy? Does this person sound friendly? Where do you think they are from? What else can you tell about them? Let's listen to more... l༆  l༆  Have you changed your mind about anything? What job do you think this person has? Who was that? l༆  Congressman Artur Davis, from Alabama. Discussion l༆  l༆  l༆  Would you say that Davis sounds like a typical poliCcian? What do you think would have been different about your opinions if you couldn't listen at all to the content of what he said, but just how he said it? How do you think people in Alabama feel about how Davis talks? Why are a)tudes important? l༆  From a pracCcal perspecCve, our language a)tudes are important because they affect our behavior. -  Example: language- based discriminaCon l༆  From a theoreCcal perspecCve, language a)tudes are important because they show how people connect parCcular aspects of language to social meanings. RelaCng language a)tudes to language use l༆  l༆  l༆  How is a dialect perceived by those who speak it vs. those who don't speak it? Are people who have more negaCve a)tudes towards a linguisCc feature when they hear it also more likely to avoid using it in their own speech? Are people who are more sensiCve to differences in accents more likely to style- shi[? Are a)tudes conscious? l༆  l༆  The study of language a)tudes includes both a)tudes that listeners are...
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