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Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214823.1999.x


An individual's attraction to his or her own group. Ethnocentrism is a universal attitude. It is manifested in the feelings of superiority of one's language and culture over others and it depends on the in-group members’ perceptions of their prototypicality in comparison to the members of other groups, and on the strength of the in-group members’ shared values and identity. ( 1994 ). Linguiste ethnocentrism . In ), The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics . Vol. 4 . Oxford : Pergamon , 2222 – 3 . ( 1987 ). Rediscovering the Social Group: A self-categorization theory . Oxford : Blackwell , 57 – 65 . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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