Ch_19_Lang_and_social_variation

Ch_19_Lang_and_social_variation - Ch. 19 Language and...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/10/11 Ch. 19 Language and Social Variation December 1, 2010 The Study of Language, 4th ed. Yule, 2010
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5/10/11 Language in Society Regardless of geographic region, could have variations among groups of individuals, based on education, SES (socio-economic status), social or cultural affiliations, gender, age, individual Sociolinguistics: study of relationship between language and society.
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5/10/11 Speech community: group of people who share a set of norms and expectations regarding the use of language. Similar pronunciations, grammar, vocabulary. Can be online!
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5/10/11 Sociolinguistics and other disciplines: Analyzing language from a social Sociology – The study of society Role of language in society Anthropology – The study of humankind throughout time. Language and culture subdiscipline - linguistic anthropology Social psychology – The study of how society influences the individual’s thoughts, beliefs, behaviors.
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5/10/11 Social dialects or sociolects concerned with speakers in towns and cities start with the dialect, then divisions made depending on social class –
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