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Language varieties

  1. 1. Language varieties Emilio Lara Espinoza
  2. 2. THE STANDARD LANGUAGE is associated toPrestige Education Public lifePrestigious Science, Law, Academic Speakers Politics, Writing Religion. Taught as a Used by Second Language to educated foreigners speakers
  3. 3. Blimey! I dunno! Everybody speaks a dialect with an accent. These concepts may be close, but they are not the same. DIALECT ACCENT Refers to Refers to A variety Phonological features Grammatical Phonological features featuresTHERE ARE SOME VARIETIES THAT BECOME MORE PRESTIGIOUS THAN OTHERS, BUT THERE IS NO VARIETY BETTER THAN THE OTHER: THEY ARE ALL DIFFERENT.
  4. 4. Regional dialects They are known for having stereotyped pronunciation LatinWestern (US) Outback
  5. 5. ISOGLOSSES AND DIALECT BOUNDARIES The more isoglosses you get,Isoglosses the easier you identify a refer to DIALECT BOUNDARY The line that represents theboundary between areas with differences in the speech
  6. 6. *The dialect continuum: It is a group of dialects spoken in a geographical region that share linguistic features and possess mutual inteligibility. Nonetheless, that inteligibility dicreases when we move within the area, finding that, at one point, dialects are no longer similar.
  7. 7. BILINGUALISM result ofRegional variation Personal background Canada Personal experiences Ex: Parents of differentEx: English and French mother tongues Usually, countries are assumed to be LANGUAGE monolingual PLANNING Thus, all language minorities can be included in society
  8. 8. Pidgin Creole It developes for It is what follows a Pidgin trading purposes It is a language usedIt is the first step in the by a community formation of a language It has grammar It has no grammar structures and nativestructures, native speakers speakers nor a written form It is just spoken It is both spoken and written

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