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    Hey guys i have an english controlled assesment soon on spoken language and my question is to explore some of the different public attitudes towards non-standard spoken language. please help asap
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    Hey guys i have an english controlled assesment soon on spoken language and my question is to explore some of the different public attitudes towards non-standard spoken language. please help asap
    This is a really good question

    Where are you based? What is your scope of knowledge on this area at the moment? Are you going to start with the background of how a 'standard English' first developed? Then you have the initial split of people who have a prescriptivist stance and 'look down' on certain dialects and and the descriptivist approach that believes no language is wrong. Remember to distinguish between accent and dialect; accent only concerns pronunciation whereas dialects have features like varying syntax and vocab, so I can speak 'standard English' in my strong Welsh accent or I can use my local dialect and use features like fronting - 'love English I do' and vocab 'gimme a cwtch cariad'.

    Here's a good little blog to get you thinking http://bridgingtheunbridgeable.com/2...rescriptivism/

    This a fun thing to explore, enjoy!
 
 
 
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