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Language Attitudes and Prestige Quiz

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1. What term refers to the belief that one language or dialect is superior to others, often leading to social or economic advantages for its speakers?

2. In sociolinguistics, what is the study of people’s opinions and attitudes towards language and its variations called?

3. Which factor is NOT likely to influence language attitudes and perceptions of prestige?

4. How is 'diglossia' related to language attitudes and prestige?

5. What does the term 'hypercorrection' imply in the context of language attitudes?

6. What is a 'sociolinguistic variable'?

7. Which of the following is NOT a common method used in language attitude studies?

8. What impact does the media have on language attitudes and perceptions of prestige?

9. In the context of language attitudes, what does 'accommodation theory' suggest?

10. Which of the following best describes the 'overt prestige' in sociolinguistics?