The Variationist Tradition
a. Weve talked about some of the ways communities can be stratified
i. Class, race/ethnicity, age, gender
ii. These factors can give rise to unique sub-communities which
have their own group identities / cultural
Chilren and SAE (standard American English)
1. Kids: Where do they get this stuff from?
a. As kids we learn how to be good, how to do whats correct: Social Norms
i. Social Norms
1. What are some examples?
2. Where do these come from?
ii. What about Prescr
Linguistic Ethnography Lecture
1. Quantitative vs. Qualitative
a. Weve been talking about variationist studies: quantitative sociolinguistics
b. Theres more than one way to collect data
i. What are some of the ways weve seen to collect data?
Gender: What is it?
a. (set it up)
b. How many people think men and women talk differently?
i. Why do you think that?
ii. What are some examples?
c. If men and women DO talk differently, why do you think that is?
d. What about similiaritie
Language Ideology lecture
1. Ideology: Lets talk about it
a. In the news, on CNN, how does the word ideology typically get used?
b. What is it meant to capture? (some kind of shared belief system)
i. What kinds of ideologies get talked about in mainstream