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...
Week 10   Accent Week 11 Dialect Week 12 Easter - no class Week 13 Dialect Second Assignment due Week 14 Dialect Week 15 S...
English <ul><li>Spoken by over 750 million people </li></ul><ul><li>Spoken by the greatest number of non-native speakers <...
Key Terms <ul><li>Sociolinguistics – the study of linguistic behaviors (languages) and their interactions with societies a...
Kinds of English <ul><li>Native (?) </li></ul><ul><li>Nativised </li></ul><ul><li>Lingua Franca </li></ul>
Kinds of English Users <ul><li>Native or First Language (L1) – Shifting L1 </li></ul><ul><li>English as a Second Language ...
Varieties of English <ul><li>Pidgin – a simplified version of a language used to communicate specific messages </li></ul><...
Dialect and Accent in English <ul><li>Geographical </li></ul><ul><li>Temporal </li></ul><ul><li>Race or Ethnicity </li></u...
Register <ul><li>Workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic </li></ul><...
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Varieties Of English

  1. 1. Varieties of English An Introduction
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. 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
  4. 4. English <ul><li>Spoken by over 750 million people </li></ul><ul><li>Spoken by the greatest number of non-native speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Language with the most words (500,000) and the least (Taki Taki with 340) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key Terms <ul><li>Sociolinguistics – the study of linguistic behaviors (languages) and their interactions with societies and cultures </li></ul>
  6. 6. Kinds of English <ul><li>Native (?) </li></ul><ul><li>Nativised </li></ul><ul><li>Lingua Franca </li></ul>
  7. 7. Kinds of English Users <ul><li>Native or First Language (L1) – Shifting L1 </li></ul><ul><li>English as a Second Language (L2) </li></ul><ul><li>English as a Foreign Language (L3) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Varieties of English <ul><li>Pidgin – a simplified version of a language used to communicate specific messages </li></ul><ul><li>Creole – a language variant spoken natively based upon an earlier pidgin </li></ul><ul><li>Patois – a regional variation or rural variation </li></ul><ul><li>Dialect – a regional language variation with distinct vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation </li></ul><ul><li>Accent – a mode of pronunciation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Dialect and Accent in English <ul><li>Geographical </li></ul><ul><li>Temporal </li></ul><ul><li>Race or Ethnicity </li></ul><ul><li>Class </li></ul>
  10. 10. Register <ul><li>Workplace </li></ul><ul><li>Technical </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific </li></ul><ul><li>Domestic </li></ul><ul><li>Communal </li></ul><ul><li>Formality </li></ul><ul><li>Jargon </li></ul><ul><li>Argot </li></ul>

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