Publication details [#53331]

Giles, Howard and Mikaela L. Marlow. 2010. 'We won't get ahead speaking like that!' Expressing and managing language criticism in Hawai'i. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 31 (3) : 237–251.
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Language as a subject
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This study proves that a majority of surveyed participants in multilingual Hawai'i have met with language criticism during workplace, school, family, social and community interactions. People control such episodes via various communicative responses, ranging from evasive to aggressive.