English Language: Dialect

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  • DIALECT
    • Attitudes
      • Honey: RP is the best (gives better opportunities)
      • Guise Matching
        • Giles: RP is intelligent
        • Giles: Regional are funny/ trustworthy
        • Halliday, McIntosh, Strevens: Rural accents are judged more positive
        • Dixon, Mahoney, *****
      • e.g. Margaret Thatcher changed her accent & dialect to be successful in politics
    • Northern
      • Ives' Bradford
        • 2014 study
        • 95% of students spoke Punjabi
        • Used to exclude
        • Mixture of Punjabi & English
      • Kerswill
        • Poor economy = Less opportunities = Vernacular dialect
        • Hull: Non-standard dialect
        • Hull: 'th'-fronting & glottal stops
        • South = Better economies = Standard dialects
    • J Cheshire
      • 1989: Survey of British Dialect Grammar
        • Levelling is more common in the south
        • Industrial towns
      • 1982: Reading Study
        • Approval of criminal activities = Vernacular dialect
        • Disapproval = SE

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