Different dialects

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Different dialects

  1. 1. Examples from Youtube:  American  Australian  British  Irish  Scottish  Pidgin
  2. 2.  Standard language –The variety of a language treated as the official language and used in public broadcasting, publishing and education  Accent – The many several ways in which language can be pronounced  Dialect – Variation in grammar, spelling, vocabulary and pronunciation  Pidgin – A simplified form of speech, usually a mixture of two or more languages. With simplified grammar and vocabulary. Used for communication between groups speaking different languages.  Creole – A pidgin which has developed into a mother tongue. It has become a native language for the people in that specific region
  3. 3.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKc_CybBf zs&feature=related  Can sound completely different though; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R30D7v5RRS Y Has approximately 280,950,438 (2007) speakers if you count the americans – but how many people speak American English in the rest of the world if you think about it?
  4. 4.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG0v9tZS tAk&feature=fvst  Did you notice any differences between Australian English and American English?  In Australia, there are 22,620,600 (2011) inhabitants.
  5. 5.  Tons of different accents; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWNQfPDpt-Y Yorkshire http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvGHIW3GQv8 London http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnjGNJ5JL8w RP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNu3q5ODgqs How would you rank these varities when it comes to status? Which one will be on the top? Which one on the bottom?
  6. 6.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3J8FYKZ 52w
  7. 7.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gT9xuXQj xMM  Ireland has 4,487,000 inhabitants (2011).
  8. 8. - What are your thoughts on the position in the world for these varities? If you consider how familiar you are with them, how many speakers they have etc… - Discuss in groups.
  9. 9.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7X9AAeDCr 4  A pidgin is a variety of a language that developed for some practical purpose, for an example trading. An English pidgin is a language which has developed from English, mainly.  There are several English pidgins used today, out of which you will hear one type now.  There are believed to be between six and twelve million people still speaking pidgin languages.

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