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Unformatted text preview: May 19, 2008 Standard vs. nonstandard dialects African American English The Ebonics controversy ~Factors that affect dialect-Geography-Social status/class-Occupation-Age-Ethnicity-Gender ~Language variation *Factors that affect dialect differences *Nature of dialect differences *Attitudes about different dialects *Uses of different dialects ~Dialects Daniels o Value judgments about different dialects are matters of taste. ~Standard vs. Non-standard-Standard *Typically used by political leaders, upper classes, in the media; taught in schools *Considered the dominant or prestige dialect Not equal to/necessarily correct, proper, better-Non-standard (Vernacular) *Any dialect not perceived as standard not equal to/necessarily substandard, incorrect, improper-Some standard dialects of English *Received Pronunciation (RP) (in UK)-Characterized by phonological features *Standard American English (SAE) [Subjective~ what standard dialect may be] ~Overt vs. Covert prestige~Overt vs....
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This note was uploaded on 06/28/2008 for the course COM 374 taught by Professor Mcgarrity during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.
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