Summary of findings l l l some glaswegian people who

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Unformatted text preview: g in 1985. There aren't that many channels in the UK, so before everyone started gekng satellite tv, there weren't many things to watch. EastEnders: everybody watches it l༆  l༆  l༆  In 1998, EastEnders was gekng ra[ngs of about 14- 18 million, out of a total UK popula[on of 57 million. Its ra[ngs peak was 30.15 million viewers, on Christmas Day 1986 (#4 most watched moment of all [me in the UK, behind Princess Di's funeral). In contrast, in 1998, Friends had a US ra[ng of 23.5 million, out of a total US popula[on of 281 million. EastEnders Linguis[c features on EastEnders l༆  Classic “Cockney” working- class features: -  ey - - > ay (“anyway”) -  h dropping (“Uncle 'arry”) -  use of ain't -  etc. Stuart- Smith Methodology l༆  l༆  36 adolescents, 12 adults (working class) from Glasgow, Scotland. Data: -  reading wordlists and spontaneous speech -  ques[onnaire -  informal interview -  also did some experiments l༆  This is an ongoing project involving lots of different mini- studies. Engagement with EastEnders l༆  Some EastEnders ques[ons: -  Is EastEnders your favorite program? -  Are your favorite tv characters on EastEnders? -  Do you some[mes cri[cize characters on soap operas? -  Do you talk about London tv programs with friends? l༆  Also asked about engagement with Scoksh tv, American tv. What factors can predict (th) (dh) fron[ng? l༆  l༆  Some Glaswegian speakers have adopted this new variant more than others. Factors Stuart- Smith has found to be significant in predic[ng use of fron[ng: -  dialect c...
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