3910Intro1 - Linguistic Identity What language issues do...

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Linguistic Identity • What language issues do you face? - native tongue - languages of others you deal with - travel - variations due to geography class race, ethnicity age gender occupation associations, hobbies, groups Language vs. dialect • Language vs. dialect Mutual intelligibility Power • Power: "a language is a dialect with an army and a navy" • Political entities that enforce language separation and standardization: education, government (laws), education (textbooks, teachers) • How to tell a language from a dialect: where different dialects point to their source (e.g., speakers Cockney and southern US dialect both consider themselves to be English , though may be unintelligible to one another; standard speakers more widely understood than nonstandard) China : 8 mutually unintelligible languages, one writing system, one political entity Scandinavia : Denmark, Norway, Sweden: 3 different political entities, but mutually intelligible • Serbo-Croatian: considered one language by linguists, until political strife tore
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