Ch_18_Lang_and_regional_variation

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/10/11 Language and Regional Variation December 1, 2010
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5/10/11 Language within particular regions or geographic areas
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5/10/11 Standard Language No specific region Language of print Media Government Education Standard English doesn’t exist
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5/10/11 Accent vs. Dialect Accent – pronunciation Dialect – pronunciation, grammar, expressions, and vocabulary Dialectology – study of dialects Different languages vs. different dialects – intelligibility Diglossia – “low”(vernacular) and “high” (standard) dialects in a country.
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5/10/11 Mapping dialect differences Isogloss Dialect boundary Strict division? No, dialect continuum
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5/10/11 Regional Dialects My Cousin Vinny (also sociolect –see Ch. 19) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpNgONH2ncI Cajun French http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqfdn8_ftYQ Boston’s North End New Orleans’ terms
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