Lippi-Green Chapter 3 “Ah, well, the truth is always one thing, but in a way it’s the other thing, the gossip, that counts. It shows where people’s hearts lie.” –Paul Scott Standard U.S. English – the English that with respect to spelling, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary is substantially uniform though not devoid of regional differences, that is well established by usage in the formal and informal speech and writing of the educated, and that is widely recognized as acceptable wherever English is spoken and understood. • Assumes that written and spoken language are equal o Really are not the same • The form of English taught in schools. • Also called “broadcast” or “publication’s” standard because newspaper and television use it. • Having your nouns and verbs agree • Simple defn – “it is the language of the educated, in particular those who have achieved a high level of expertise in the written language. Standard U.S. English is the language spoken and written by persons…
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