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LanguageDiversityPART 2
What we will learn about todayCommunication disorder vs differenceAfrican American English- features and historyChicano English- features and historyCode Switching
Communication Disorder vsDifferenceCOMMUNICATION DISORDERAcommunication disorderis animpairment in the ability to receive,send, process, and comprehendconcepts or verbal, nonverbal andgraphic symbol systems. Acommunication disorder may beevident in the processes of hearing,language, and/or speech.COMMUNICATION DIFFERENCECommunicationdifference/dialectis a variationof a symbol system used by agroup of individuals that reflectsand is determined by sharedregional, social, or cultural/ethnicfactors.ASHA(1993)
American EnglishSocioculturalDifferences
What is a sociocultural dialect?
African American English (AAE)Also called African American Vernacular EnglishA dialect of English that developed and decended from the language ofenslaved people of the southMany mistakenly think it is a collection of errors. This is WRONG.Rule governedConsistentA continuum or variety of language styles that vary based on region,class, gender, and generations
AfricanAmericanEnglishRule Governed SystemHabitualbe:In this construction, be means somethingthat occurs habitually or frequently.Examples: Johnbestudying Saturday nights (habitual)John issitting down right nowJohnbesitting down right now (speakers would notuse a sentence like this because it is not a habitualcontext)Absense ofbe: In places where is or are can becontracted (e.g., she’s, they’re) in general AmericanEnglish, these words can be absent in some varietiessuch as AAL.

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