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Unformatted text preview: gh accommoda&on in interac[on. If there's no one to interact with, then there's no reason to accommodate. Tradi[onal socio view on tv and language l༆  l༆  l༆  Tradi[onal view holds that the main effect that language in the media can have is that it can affect our a(tudes towards par[cular language varie[es / accents. These aktudes might indirectly affect our language use. It can also increase our ability to comprehend certain varie[es, but doesn't lead us to shil toward those varie[es. Evidence for the tradi[onal view l༆  There is a lot of evidence that children don't pick up significant amounts of language from tv, even from educa[onal television (Naigles & Mayeux 2000). Evidence for the tradi[onal view l༆  l༆  Saladino (1990) found no correla[on between watching standard Italian on tv and using standard Italian. Carvalho (2004) found no correla[on between watching Brazilian Portuguese tv and using a Brazilian Portuguese phone[c feature. Looking for adop[on of the standard l༆  l༆  l༆  Most studies of the impact of television are looking at the poten[al for tv viewers to pick up standard, pres[gious features that they are exposed to via television. It makes sense that if viewers are going to adopt anything, it would be the standard. In spite of this, most studies have come up empty, finding no significant correla[ons. Opposing views l༆  l༆  Important: even the most pro- TV influence researchers, like Jane Stuart- Smith, do not claim that television has a large impact on speech. What they are saying is that for certain types of people, who are really involved with what they watch in certain...
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