The standard language myth

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The standard language myth By Rosina Lippi-Green
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The myth of the standard Lippi-Green considers the standard dialect in the US  as a myth, that is, an abstraction for various reasons: Everyone recognizes its existence but there is no  agreement on its definition Although the elite (or aristocracy) may claim it, there is no  uniformity in how members of the group speaks Similarly, the educated group which uses it does not use it  in a uniform way. Although it is often located in the Midwest, there is no  proof that Midwesterners speak the standard any more  than others who invest in its acquisition within the  educational system Even dictionary definitions add to the confusion, e.g., by  lumping speech and writing together
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So, what’s the way out? Pp. 59 - 62 How about MUSE Mainstream US English,  borrowing the concept of mainstream from 
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2011 for the course ANTHROPOLO 0815 taught by Professor Akkinaso during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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