Linguists, Romglish and "Verbal Hygiene"

Ruxandra Vișan
2016 Romanian Journal of English Studies  
Emphasising the importance of language ideological research into the attitudes of linguists (Milroy 2012) and taking as points of reference concepts such as "verbal hygiene" (Cameron 1995), "standard language ideology" (Milroy and Milroy 1999) and "language myths" (Watts 2011), the present paper focuses on two recent interviews given by prominent linguists, where the emphasis falls on "Romglish", a much-discussed label in the contemporary Romanian media. The paper identifies (as central to
more » ... linguists' attitudes) myths such as those relating to homogeneity and legitimacy, discussing the pertinence of such myths in the present context of globalisation.
doi:10.1515/rjes-2016-0017 fatcat:u4npyt7z7jbrfdhxijfk2ynex4