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Unformatted text preview: (Examples) How did the particular dialect of English that is Standard American English get chosen to be the standard? What does the saying 'A language is a dialect with an army and a navy mean? What criteria do we use to decide if two varieties are dialects of one language, or separate languages? (Examples) Do all languages have complex aspects to them? (Examples, e.g. what's something that's simple about English but complex in Japanese or vice versa) Terms: grammatical/ungrammatical lexicon native speaker intuition grammar rule-governed dialect language mutual intelligibility cultural cohesion...
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- Spring '07