Kwak, Saebom & You, Seok-Hoon. 2019. Analysis of Koreans' Overt and Covert Language Attitudes towards Jeju Dialect. Language Information 29. 26-54. This study investigates Koreans' overt and covert language attitudes towards the Jeju dialect. In order to analyze both overt and covert attitudes, direct (survey questionnaire) and indirect (matched-guise test) methods were used together. There were a total of 90 subjects, 30 of whom were speakers of Jeju dialect and 60 of whom were speakers of other Korean regional dialects: central dialect, Gyoungsang dialect, and Jeolla dialect. After all the questionnaires were completed, the results were compiled and subjected to statistical testing (paired t-test or Wilcoxon's signed-ranks test). The study revealed that Jeju dialect users regard their own dialect as a language with high solidarity and low status when their overt and covert attitudes were investigated. Also, it was confirmed that other dialect users label Jeju dialect as a language with low solidarity and low status when their overt attitude was analyzed. However, when their covert attitudes were analyzed, it turned out that they feel Jeju dialect is a language with low status and neutral level of solidarity. There was a subtle difference between Jeju dialect users’ overt and covert language attitudes in regard to status. This might have been caused by Jeju dialect users’ radical perception change towards Jeju dialect. As for the other dialects users, there was a difference between their
overt and covert language attitudes in respect to solidarity. Their prejudice against Jeju dialect is likely to be a reason for this discrepancy.

Key words: Jeju dialect, language attitude, overt attitude, covert attitude, matched-guise test, status and solidarity, language revitalization