Eastenders everybody watches it l l l in 1998

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Unformatted text preview: ways, television can have an impact on their speech. Jane Stuart- Smith's Research l༆  l༆  Stuart- Smith does something preFy bold – she decides to look for evidence that television is contribu[ng to viewers adop[ng non- standard features of English. She also takes a more nuanced view of the no[on of “watching television.” What does it mean to watch television? l༆  l༆  Stuart- Smith discovered that in Media Studies, researchers have found that people have different ways of engaging with tv. Specifically, researchers have developed the no[on of parasocial interac&on, meaning that viewers develop rela[onships with television characters that in some ways resemble real interpersonal rela[onships. (Rubin et al. 1987) Stuart- Smith's research focus l༆  l༆  Stuart- Smith's research looks at two trends in the late 90's, in Glasgow. Trend 1: Adolescents were star[ng to use certain non- standard features of London English, such as (th) (dh) fron&ng (th - - > f and dh - - > v). -  Example: bother - - > bovva. Stuart- Smith's research focus l༆  l༆  Trend 2: The London- based soap opera EastEnders was experiencing an insane wave of popularity as it par[cipated in a ra[ngs war with rival soap Corona[on Street. News media were linking these trends together, saying that EastEnders was making teens talk like Londoners. EastEnders: everybody watches it l༆  l༆  l༆  To understand this research, it's important to get the scope of EastEnders in the UK. EastEnders is a prime[me soap (which is treated in the UK like a regular drama here) that started airin...
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