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Empirical linguistics meet psychology during this textual content, which argues that during order to appreciate extra totally the phrases humans produce, you want to know the way humans understand them. fairly fascinating to empirical linguists could be the several equipment hired to rfile conception.

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The inherent value hypothesis claims that some language varieties have sounds that are intrinsically (and therefore universally) pleasant to listen to 14 RENÉE VAN BEZOOIJEN and that these varieties have become accepted as the standard because of this. The imposed norm hypothesis, on the other hand, suggests that the standard variety is considered as the most pleasing variety simply as a result of cultural norms. Because of social pressures upon people to emulate the standard, it has come to be regarded as the superior form along many dimensions, including the aesthetic.

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Language in Society 15: 221–40. Preston, Dennis R. 1988. ” In Linguistic Change and Contact: NWAV-XVI. K. Ferrara, et al. ), 279–292. Austin: University of Texas, Department of Linguistics. Preston, Dennis R. 1989. Perceptual dialectology. Dordrecht: Foris. Preston, Dennis R. 1993. ” In American Dialect Research. D. R. ), 333–378. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Preston, Dennis R. 1996. ” In Focus on the USA: Varieties of English around the world. E. W. ), 297–359. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

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