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Describes a group of people who speak the same dialect. affected by factors such as geographic area, economic class, age, or gender.
One speech style to another. Occurs different degrees of speech such as formal vs. informal, casual vs. careful
group of mutually intelligible varieties congregated in adjacent geographic areas
Geographic boundary marking where a certain linguistic feature is found.
speakers of different but related languages, can understand each other with out study extraordinary effort.
Officially recognized register. Speech often spoken by people of a higher socioeconomic class
Locally recognized register. Non standard variety spoken in a certain speech community
Who speaks the standard dialect?
No such thing, because the standard dialect depends on your environment.
The social stigma towards non-standard dialact
That it is a broken language.... it lowers the standard of english
What are the 4 factors that cause language variation?
- Socioeconomic class