Lecture Notes--Sociolinguistics

Lecture Notes--Sociolinguistics - Sociolinguistics Pp...

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Sociolinguistics Pp 483-485; pp. 490-495; pp. 504-514 1.0 Intro Sociolinguistics = study of the relationship between language and society Dialect defined here linguistically -by systematic differences in the way that a group speaks a language BUT that result in mutual intelligibility EX: the quality of vocalic sounds as spoken by those speaking British English are systematically different that those speaking Canadian English this leads to a perceived accent BUT each group can understand the other VS Mandarin and Cantonese: considered different languages (even though they are often identified as “dialects” of Chinese) the differences that define a dialect can be phonological, lexical (choice of words), morphosyntactic, etc. dialects can be i) regional variants of a language (regional dialect) ii) social variants of a language (sociolect OR social dialect) can be defined by socioeconomic class, education level, gender, etc. iii) individual way of speaking idiolect one individual may know a number of “ registers ” that reflect their knowledge of different situational styles of
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course LIN 200 taught by Professor Nagy during the Summer '08 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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Lecture Notes--Sociolinguistics - Sociolinguistics Pp...

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