Language in Society
Dr. Michael Hesson
Could We Speak the Language of Dolphins?
Dolphins are known to be complex and intelligent creatures their brain to body
ratio (a physical measure of intelligence) is second only to humans (Herzi
Situational Dialects or Registers
Styles of speech that are appropriate to the situation, level of formality,
and/or person being spoken to.
Lexical choice is often an indicator of formality, e.g.:
Friday, April 22, 2016
For this project, I completed research and summarization of 3 sources, as well as writing
and presenting the opening statement. Each person in the group researched and summarized 3
sources. Jenn wrote
TSA Chapter 14: Social
social class/upbringing is directly correlated to ones language
o Differences in language between different social classes
increase with age.
Glasgow children from different social classes at age
10 speak more alike than