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Standard english

  1. 1. Standard English and education
  2. 2. Applied dialectology <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Standards and english <ul><li>Decline of Standard English as a symbol of declining morals in american society. </li></ul><ul><li>Underlying concern for the sovereignity of Standard English(influence of mass media). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Debate Questions <ul><li>What precisely is American English in a given community context, and who speaks it? </li></ul><ul><li>What happens ot vernacular dialects when they confront the standard variety in different settings? </li></ul><ul><li>Can Standard English be taught effectively in an educational setting?where and how is the Standard variety best learned? </li></ul>
  5. 5. What Standard? <ul><li>Levels of Standard English. </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance of Formal Standard. </li></ul><ul><li>Dialect v/s Accent. </li></ul><ul><li>SAE v/s NSE </li></ul>
  6. 6. Approaches to Standard English <ul><li>Erradicationism: SAE must supplant vernacular varieties. </li></ul><ul><li>Bidialectalism: a balance between SAE and Dialect According to the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Dialect Rights: an attack to the ethnocentrism and prejudice that are at the hear of dialect intolerance </li></ul>
  7. 7. Prospect For Success <ul><li>Lack of success on a wide-scale. </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural implications. </li></ul><ul><li>Stigmatization. </li></ul><ul><li>Minor differences between standard and vernacular. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conditions for teaching Standard English <ul><li>Group-Reference factor. </li></ul><ul><li>Goals clearly recognized. </li></ul><ul><li>Nature of dialect diversity and pedagogical instruction in standar English. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Sytematic differences between the standard and nonstandard English forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Current understanding of how a second dialect is acquired. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Age of acquisiton <ul><li>General Assumption: during early childhood. </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended age: during early adulthood. </li></ul>

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