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  • Varieties of English An Introduction
  • General Plan for Varieties of English – Spring 2008 Week 2 Introduction Week 3 Origins of English pt. 1 Week 4 Origins of English pt. 2 Week 7 Modernity and English First Assignment Due Week 8 English Colonial to Postcolonial Week 9 Colonial to Postcolonial Read Tod’s Amendment and The Secret Garden (selection) on Fronter
  • Week 10 Accent Week 11 Dialect Week 12 Easter - no class Week 13 Dialect Second Assignment due Week 14 Dialect Week 15 Style Shifting Week 16 Implications for Teaching Week 17 Review
  • English
    • Spoken by over 750 million people
    • Spoken by the greatest number of non-native speakers
    • Language with the most words (500,000) and the least (Taki Taki with 340)
  • Key Terms
    • Sociolinguistics – the study of linguistic behaviors (languages) and their interactions with societies and cultures
  • Kinds of English
    • Native (?)
    • Nativised
    • Lingua Franca
  • Kinds of English Users
    • Native or First Language (L1) – Shifting L1
    • English as a Second Language (L2)
    • English as a Foreign Language (L3)
  • Varieties of English
    • Pidgin – a simplified version of a language used to communicate specific messages
    • Creole – a language variant spoken natively based upon an earlier pidgin
    • Patois – a regional variation or rural variation
    • Dialect – a regional language variation with distinct vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation
    • Accent – a mode of pronunciation
  • Dialect and Accent in English
    • Geographical
    • Temporal
    • Race or Ethnicity
    • Class
  • Register
    • Workplace
    • Technical
    • Scientific
    • Domestic
    • Communal
    • Formality
    • Jargon
    • Argot