Actitudes y creencias frente al rotacismo sevillano
Rufo Sanchez, Jose Ramon
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The present thesis sets out to investigate the linguistic attitudes of college students in Seville, Spain, with regard to the dialectical characteristic known as rotacism, which is the phenomenon of the articulation of the lateral sound /l/ like a simple vibrant sound /r/ in implosive contexts. I considered these linguistic attitudes according to the influence of the standard language and the identity of the group. The latter factor was analyzed from a political point of view in order to establish the relationship between the political and linguistic attitudes of the college speakers. An analysis of the data showed a higher influence of standard language in students of the humanities and in those who have spent a greater number of years at college. At the same time, within the community of surveyed university students, the results showed little correlation between one’s feeling of group identity, political attitudes, and linguistic perspective towards rotacism.