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Language variation and English

David Stringer

Language variation and English

by David Stringer

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Published by Open University Press in [Milton Keynes, Eng.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language in Great Britain -- Usage.,
  • Linguistics.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by David Stringer for the [Language and Learning] Course Team.
    SeriesThéories du langage, théories de l"apprentissage -- block 1, Educational studies : a second level course
    ContributionsOpen University.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1702 .S75
    The Physical Object
    Pagination65 p. :
    Number of Pages65
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19332444M
    ISBN 100335032605

    Her research and publications address the relationship between language variation and Pre K educational practices and policies. Her publications appear in Anne Harper Charity Hudley is the Class of Associate Professor of Education, English, Linguistics, and Africana Studies at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia/5. This book series deals with language variation, defined as either variation across related varieties of a language (‘dialect variation’, ‘microvariation’ or ‘intersystemic’ variation) or ‘inherent’, quantitative variation (‘intrasystemic’ variation). This pertains to variation in any relevant language component: phonetics/phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.

      We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom was co-authored by Christine Mallinson, an associate professor . From the Preface of our Book: In this book, we promote a multicultural, multidisciplinary model of linguistic awareness that addresses pressing educational challenges related to English language variation and culture in the United States. We provide critical linguistic knowledge that .

    1 Introduction: language variation Synchronic variation All languages that we can observe today show variation; what is more, they vary in identical ways, namely geographically and socially. These two parameters, along which variation occurs, are in principle inde-pendent of each other, although we shall see that there are ways inFile Size: KB. Additionally she explains that understanding language variation is fundamental to understand the use of and teaching English in global context. Moreover, nowadays language variation becomes a main issue among linguists and sociolinguists because it has relationship with social communities.


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Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools offers an academically informed (but easily accessible) introduction to linguistic issues that every teacher will encounter in the classroom. The book focuses on two of the most stigmatized varieties of non-standard English, those typical among many Southerners and those typical of many Cited by: Important topics featured in Dialect and Language Variation include:**Dialect theories: linguistic geography, structural and generative dialectology, and language variation.**The nature of social dialects and language variation, with attention to women's speech.**Overview of regional dialects and area studies.**The nature and study of the.

Between the speakers of any language there is variation in the way that they use their language. This variation is demonstrated by linguistic differences in terms of sound (phonetics) and structure (grammar). There might be only slight variations between forms of a language – such as minor pronunciations of words or a slight changes of grammatical structure that do not inhibit.

Co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Pragmatics, his publications include History of English (Routledge, ), Exploring the Language of Drama (Routledge,co-edited with Mick Short and Peter Verdonk), Language and Characterisation in Plays and Other Texts () and research collected volume Cognitive Stylistics: Language and Cognition.

"This practical and informative course book is a fascinating, visual volume which leads the student through the development of the language from Old English, through Middle and Early Modern English to the establishment of Standard English in the eighteenth century." "At the core of this substantially expanded second edition lies a Language variation and English book of nearly historical texts, of which more than half /5(2).

A thoroughly revised and updated edition of the classic text, American English: Dialects and Variation 3e chronicles the ongoing story of language variation in American English.

For the first time, this textbook is accompanied by a companion website hosting a wealth of audio and video clips that enhance the themes and discussions of the by: Chapter 7: Language variation 4 MAP main Fulani of West Africa are dark (blue) on the map.

Dialect It is generally assumed that Fula is a language, that is, a single language, with a number of this sense, a dialect is regarded as a geographical variety of a language, spoken in a certain area, and being different in some linguistic items from.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Stringer, David. Language variation and English. Bletchley [England]: Open University Press, © (OCoLC) We believe that knowledge about language, language variation, culture, and communication is critical to the mission of helping all students achieve in the secondary English classroom.

Throughout this book, concepts, skills, strategies, activities, models, and vignettes developed by us and by other teachers show how to integrate and apply.

English is an Indo-European language and belongs to the West Germanic group of the Germanic languages. Old English originated from a Germanic tribal and linguistic continuum along the Frisian North Sea coast, whose languages gradually evolved into the Anglic languages in the British Isles, and into the Frisian languages and Low German/Low Saxon on the forms: Proto-Germanic, Middle English.

Teaching Language Variation and Ideologies: Questions and Strategies. How to Use This Book Michelle D. Devereaux and Chris C. Palmer, Kennesaw State University, Georgia. Part One: Teachers’ Perspectives "Word Crimes" and Linguistic Ideology: Examining Student Ideas About Language in the English Language Arts Classroom.

Language Variation and Change is the only journal dedicated exclusively to the study of linguistic variation and the capacity to deal with systematic and inherent variation in synchronic and diachronic linguistics.

Sociolinguistics involves analysing the interaction of language, culture and society; the more specific study of variation is concerned with the impact of this interaction on the. "The Handbook of Language Variation and Change is a convenient, hand-held repository of the essential knowledge about the study of language variation and change.

This Handbook allows the next generation of academics to perpetuate all of these fields of study and explore them with the kind of depth unimaginable to their predecessors.". A practical and comprehensive course book which leads the student from the dialects of Old English, through Middle and Early Modern English to the establishment of Standard English in the 18th century, with a postscript on language today.

Our book is titled Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools. The book is intended for practitioners and popular readers who come into contact with non Standardized English speakers or those simply curious about language variation.

Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools targets those who have not had much. "Variation is an inherent characteristic of all languages at all times," say Wardhaugh and Fuller, "and the patterns exhibited in this variation carry social meanings" (An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, ).

Dimitri Otis/Getty Images. Richard Nordquist is professor emeritus of rhetoric and English at Georgia Southern University and Author: Richard Nordquist.

An essential book on the topic of language variation.” essays on language variation offers fascinating answers to these intriguing questions and explores key issues in the field. Designed to help teachers and students in high school and college investigate the scope and implications of language variation in North American English, thirty.

The Handbook of Language Variation and Change, written by a distinguished international roster of contributors, reflects the vitality and growth of the discipline in its multifaceted is a convenient, hand-held repository of the essential knowledge about the.

The book focuses on English grammar and how English evolved when speakers of different languages came together. McWhorter is a professor at Columbia University, political commentator, and linguist. 2 The Adventure of English: The Biography of a Language by Melvyn Bragg. This book offers a pedagogical approach to fostering inclusion, diversity, and ultimately understanding English language variation in the classroom.

Category Education. Building on the authors' highly acclaimed first collaboration, Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools, this book examines the need to integrate linguistically informed teaching into the secondary English Do Language features concrete strategies, models, and vignettes, as well as classroom materials developed by English educators for English/5(8).

The hard truth is that English, like all other languages, is constantly evolving. It is the speed of the change, within our own short lives, that creates the illusion of decline.

Because change is.Variation is a characteristic of language: there is more than one way of saying the same thing. Speakers may vary pronunciation (), word choice (), or morphology and syntax (sometimes called "grammar").But while the diversity of variation is great, there seem to be boundaries on variation – speakers do not generally make drastic alterations in sentence word order or use novel sounds that are.