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10 31 2011

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Unformatted text preview: language codified our social organization- stratification in terms of classes Language and Status Position Stratification - language- hard to tell what kind of linguistic features determine social stratification - William Labov - - speak differently under different social, economic forces- - Bronx vs Queens---> there is a link between people’s economic status- stigma to using colloquial dialect Sociolinguistics- convert symbolic capital--> flat, Western Dialect- drawing into an economic or social class system- particular echelon into society- cultural roots- - worst part--> these people feel stigmatized- - linguistic inferiority--- hopefully ameliorate When Languages Collide- how groups interact- e.g. under colonialism--> dominant language French Creoles- found in many countries--> France- - grammatical rules from Nave language cultural heritage- future generations- Herb Metoyer English Creoles- Gullah---> indigenous to the Sea Islands- - mixed with African languages--- :( Black Plague...
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