Attitudes to language change

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Cheshire
National curriculum highlights most of us know very little about grammatical patterns.
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Lakoff
Prescriptivism vs descriptivism lines blurred in areas where people learn to make judgements before rules of grammar.
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Meechan and Foley
Even careful introspection can lead to fails still not being filtered out.
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Carter and McCarthy
Grammar not equally distributed across all genres
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Evans
Aboriginee study- 600 dialects and found they did have grammar.
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Alego
Myth that American is ruining our language it is actually more similar to Old English.
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Trudgill
Standard English is a dialect not a style.
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Cheshire and Trudgill
9-12% of people can speak with standard English.
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Labov
No such thing as single style of speaker
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Stein and Quirk
Sun newspaper is working class and written in standard English.
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Giles
Communication Accommodation
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Esling
No one thinks they have an accent
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Lakoff

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Prescriptivism vs descriptivism lines blurred in areas where people learn to make judgements before rules of grammar.

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Meechan and Foley

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Carter and McCarthy

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Evans

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