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Language and society maxine and danny
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  • 1. SociolinguisticsCourtesy Rules&amp; Mother/Daughter Relationships<br />Language and Society<br />
  • 2. Do you attribute certain characteristics to people with certain accents? <br />Trudgill Sociolinguistics“Everyone knows what is supposed to happen when two English people who have never met before come face to face in a train – they start talking about the weather”<br />
  • 3. Do you think it is useful in being able to make first impressions based on speech or does it create bad judgments?<br />
  • 4. Mutual intelligibility is often used as a criterion for distinguishing languages from dialects. <br />“if two speakers cannot understand one another, then they are speaking different languages”<br />
  • 5. Do you think that certain accents would be a disadvantage in the work place?<br />Cheryl Cole was believed to be fired from her job as X Factor judge in America due to a number of complaints about not being able to understand her accent. <br />
  • 6. Dialect – a form of language which is peculiar to a specific region or social group.<br />Accent – a way of pronouncing a language, associated with a country, area or social class. <br />
  • 7. Do you agree or disagree with this quote?<br />Do you think this still applies to adults? <br />“A little girl&apos;s best friend is someone she tells everything to. A little boys best friend is someone he does everything with” <br />

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