In line with recent evidence of linguistic discrimination within minimal groups, the present experiment examines the effects of asymmetries of status between minimal groups on linguistic discrimination. Equal-, high-, and low-status groups were created by modifying the standard minimal group condition. Linguistic data were obtained by asking participants to describe a choice (parity vs. in-group favoritism vs. out-group favoritism) made by either an in-group or an out-group member in allocating negative outcomes (i.e., seconds of noise to be listened via earphones). Results showed that high- and low-status groups described the out-group in a more biased fashion than did equal-status groups, suggesting that asymmetries of status enhance out-group derogation. This study contributes to evidence of linguistic discrimination in the realm of minimal groups when groups differ in their relative social position.

Linguistic discrimination in minimal groups. The impact of status differentials / Moscatelli, S.; Albarello, F.; Rubini, M.. - In: JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0261-927X. - 27:2(2008), pp. 140-154. [10.1177/0261927X07313652]

Linguistic discrimination in minimal groups. The impact of status differentials

Albarello F.;
2008

Abstract

In line with recent evidence of linguistic discrimination within minimal groups, the present experiment examines the effects of asymmetries of status between minimal groups on linguistic discrimination. Equal-, high-, and low-status groups were created by modifying the standard minimal group condition. Linguistic data were obtained by asking participants to describe a choice (parity vs. in-group favoritism vs. out-group favoritism) made by either an in-group or an out-group member in allocating negative outcomes (i.e., seconds of noise to be listened via earphones). Results showed that high- and low-status groups described the out-group in a more biased fashion than did equal-status groups, suggesting that asymmetries of status enhance out-group derogation. This study contributes to evidence of linguistic discrimination in the realm of minimal groups when groups differ in their relative social position.
2008
linguistic discrimination; group status; minimal groups
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Linguistic discrimination in minimal groups. The impact of status differentials / Moscatelli, S.; Albarello, F.; Rubini, M.. - In: JOURNAL OF LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. - ISSN 0261-927X. - 27:2(2008), pp. 140-154. [10.1177/0261927X07313652]
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