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  1. 1. Language Varieties Reflection Language itself is a very complex unit. It has a numerous amount of features,which express the different characteristics that make language a compulsory unitto study. When we have had the opportunity to establish a conversation with some nativespeakers of a language, in my case English, we notice that the way that personspeaks is quite different from another speaker of the same language; maybe theyare from different countries, or cities; or perhaps they come from the same place,but they are socially less educated form one another. This difference whenspeaking between this people can be fully understood with the summary uploadedin my website, a summary with this same name. For the concept maps and theanalysis I provide about this topic, can help you to distinguish the different varietiesand features that are presented within the study of a language. With features I mendialect, Creole, pidgin, the language planning process, the concept of Standardlanguage and the concept of bilingualism are fully explained in the concept mapsummary. When I read the text about Language Varieties, one of the many things I realizedis that I came to notice the differences between dialect and accent, which are notthat hard to understand when you make a concept map, by making a sort ofcomparison between both features; and the difference between dialect and accentis absolutely relevant when we want to communicate with native speakers of alanguage, for we can fully or mostly understand what he or she wants to say, whatthe meaning of that specific communicative situation means so we do not get lostwhile we are having this conversation, because there might be somemisunderstanding ( maybe you confuse a/some words and the other person canassume you are offending her or him, because in their dialect a specific wordmeans something rude or maybe you say a word with an accent and the otherperson who speaks with another accent understands what you are saying with avery different meaning and significance). Another very relevant variety it is what is commonly known as StandardLanguage. In English, most of us refer to Standard Language as BBC English andin this language I am learning, I think is a very suitable name for Standard English,for BBC uses a clear intonation and pronunciation, which I think makes thatlanguage absolutely understandable for each one of the English speakers all overthe world. This summary can really help you if you are in third year of English Pedagogy,mostly because it is one of the major basis of study of a language and when itcomes to the Lexical Analysis course, the summary of the text is very useful tolearn and achieve some of the specific objectives of this course (check objectivesfour and five uploaded at the end of this page), objectives which are related toregisters, jargon and appropriate expressions to use when we communicate withsomeone else, whether in English, French or Chinese.