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Unformatted text preview: 1 COMD 2050 Chapter 18: Language and regional variation Standard English Standard English is the form of English that is: Used in newspapers and books Taught in schools Used by the mass media Taught to native speakers of other languages Whats the difference? Accent is the term that describes aspects of our pronunciationsour allophonesthat identify where a speaker is from (geographically or socially). She is purty. Dialect is the term that describes all aspects of language (e.g., grammar, semantics) and pronunciation that identify where a speaker is from (geographically or socially). African American English Hawaiian Pidgin (AKA Hawaiian Creole English) 2 Dialect A dialect is a systematic variety of a language specific to a particular region or social class. An idiolect is the specific linguistic system of a particular speaker. Dialectology is used to distinguish between two different dialects of the same language and two different languages. The rule of thumb is that different dialects are mutually intelligible but different languages are not. Regional Dialects Stereotypic dialects and stereotypic pronunciations In dialect surveying it is important to identify acceptable formants: NORMS non-mobile, older, rural, male speakers Linguistic Atlases Developed in the early 1900s Show the distribution of dialects by identifying consistent features of speech in various regions...
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