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Type: Thesis
Title: Language use and language attitudes in a rural South Australian community
Author: Sapinski, Tania Helen
Issue Date: 1989
School/Discipline: School of Humanities : Linguistics
Abstract: The topic of this thesis is language use and language attitudes towards Indigenous peoples in a rural South Australian community. This is essentially a linguistic thesis, however, due to the intermeshing of sociohistory and language in the target community, this work argues the importance of considering non-linguistic factors in understanding the community situation, the most important of these non-linguistic factors being the role of people's attitudes. As Edwards (1982p.20), points out: "'With regard to sociolinguistics in particular, attitudes have traditionally been of considerable importance. This is because people's reactions to language varieties reveal much of their perception of the speakers of these varieties...." This thesis is divided into three interrelating sections. The first outlines the situation in the target community. The second discusses language attitude research and compares attitudes to language varieties around the world. The third illustrates Australian Governmental attitudes through their past and present policies, in dealing with Indigenous Australians.
Advisor: Mühlhäusler, Peter
Dissertation Note: Thesis (M.A.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of European Studies, 1999
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