Innovations and Reproductions in Cultures and Societies
(IRICS) Vienna, 9 - 11 december 2005

<< Reproduktionen und Innovationen in Sprache und Kommunikation verschiedener Sprachkulturen
<< Reproduction and Innovation in Language and Communication in different Language Cultures

Evaluation factors of social prestige of a standard language. The case of the Modern Greek language

Evangelos Kourdis (Technological Institute of Epirus, Department of Speech Therapy, Greece)



Using a structured questionnaire, this paper examines the factors by means of which the standard language in Greece, namely the Modern Greek language, can be evaluated. Taking into consideration the sociological elements of informers (sex, age, educational level), an effort has been made to record the linguistic characteristics that modern Greeks believe their official language should have, the sociological and stylistic characteristics of the speakers of the language and the role played by the mass media in disseminating it. When drawing conclusions, we have strived to compare these characteristics with other European standard languages in an effort to examine to what extent the linguistic policy of the European Union influences the qualitative characteristics that shape the prestige of an official language in its bosom.

Innovationen und Reproduktionen in Kulturen und Gesellschaften (IRICS) Wien, 9. bis 11. Dezember 2005

WEBDESIGN: Peter R. Horn 2005-09-29