Applied dialectology<br />Is a subfield of dialectology concerning the usage of the study of dialects in an educational setting or even in sociopolitical issues related to language.<br />
Standards and english<br />Decline of Standard English as a symbol of declining morals in american society.<br />Underlying concern for the sovereignity of Standard English(influence of mass media).<br />
Debate Questions<br />What precisely is American English in a given community context, and who speaks it?<br />What happens ot vernacular dialects when they confront the standard variety in different settings?<br />Can Standard English be taught effectively in an educational setting?where and how is the Standard variety best learned?<br />
What Standard?<br />Levels of Standard English.<br />Relevance of Formal Standard.<br />Dialect v/s Accent.<br />SAE v/s NSE<br />
Approaches to Standard English<br /><ul><li>Erradicationism: SAE mustsupplantvernacularvarieties.
Bidialectalism: a balance between SAE and DialectAccordingtothesituation.
DialectRights: anattacktotheethnocentrism and prejudicethat are at thehear of dialectintolerance</li></li></ul><li>Prospect For Success<br /><ul><li>Lack of successon a wide-scale.
Minordifferencesbetweenstandard and vernacular.</li></li></ul><li>Conditionsforteaching Standard English<br />Group-Reference factor.<br />Goals clearly recognized.<br />Nature of dialect diversity and pedagogical instruction in standar English.<br />
Sytematic differences between the standard and nonstandard English forms.<br />Current understanding of how a second dialect is acquired.<br />
Age of acquisiton<br />General Assumption: during early childhood.<br />Recommended age: during early adulthood.<br />