Dr. Judit Vári

Judit Vári is a is Postdoctoral Researcher in the Cluster of Excellence "The Politics of Inequality" investigating the Perception of Political Charisma in Low-Status Speakers.

Before joining the Cluster, Judit completed her PhD in 2021 at Bangor University in Wales, United Kingdom. In her thesis, she investigated attitudes towards speakers of standard and non-standard languages in the German speaking community of Belgium (“Deutschsprachige Gemeinschaft Belgien”) and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. She was particularly interested in how different standardisation processes influence the prestige of non-standard language varieties (i.e. Moselle Franconian), and the insight this can offer into the efficacy of measures to ensure language varieties’ vitality.

Research interests:

  • implicit and explicit perception of speakers and language varieties
  • links between (language) attitudes and behaviour
  • minority and minoritized speakers and language varieties
  • language vitality and endangerment