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LIGN101 03.02.2011 LANGUAGE VARIATION LIGN101 - INTRO TO THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE
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lign101 03.02.2011 variation language varieties a language form with systematic properties spoken by a community of speakers, a.k.a. dialect language of an individual speaker: idiolect
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lign101 03.02.2011 variation variation pervades language use same individual pronounces the same word slightly differently each time each person has their own accent
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lign101 03.02.2011 variation when accents are broadly similar, we say they form a dialect dialects eventually lead to separate languages difference between language vs. dialect is not straightforward mutual intelligibility as a dialect test
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lign101 03.02.2011 dialects Mutual intelligibility Southern American English vs. New England English Standard American English vs. Standard British English More accurate to think of languages as a on a continuum, closer or farther apart
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03.02.2011 The same person may speak quite differently depending on the situation ( style shifting ) speaking different languages? unconscious changes in formality or
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