English Language Identity

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  • Created on: 28-03-16 15:38
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  • Identity
    • Ethnicity
      • Creole
        • Mix of two parent languages
        • Children's primary language
        • Sign of solidarity
      • Pidgin
        • No one's native language
        • Blend of 2 languages
        • Created by adults who speak different languages so they can communicate
      • British Black English
        • Sign of solidarity
        • Form of Creole
    • Accent
      • What is accent?
        • Pronunciation based on region
      • Terms
        • Urban
          • Big cities
        • Social
          • Adopted by social groups with no regional base
        • Received pronunciation
          • Main social accent and 'proper' British accent
        • Standard English
          • 'Proper' form of English
        • Dialect
          • Lexis based on region
    • Power
      • Types of power
        • Instrumental
          • Maintain + enforces authority
        • Influential
          • Influences + persuades others
      • Advertising
        • Comparative and superlative adjectives; high tech jargon
        • Alliteration, onomatopoeia and rhyme
        • Stand-out graphology
        • Discourse - persuasion, information then instructions on how to purchase product
    • Gender
      • Terms
        • Marked terms
          • Adding a gender, since it's stereotypicaly for the other gender (career woman, male nurse)
        • Lexical asymmetry
          • Not symmetrical (bachelor vs spinster)
        • Diminutive suffix
          • Adding a suffix to a gender neutral job (waitress)
      • Prestige
        • Women overt prestige
        • Men covert prestige
      • Theories
        • Defecit
          • Women's language is less powerful
        • Dominance
          • Men control conversations
        • Difference
          • Women and men speak differently when in same sex conversations
            • Women are cooperative
            • Men pay less regard to the need to save face, use insults
    • Online
      • Text
        • Emojis
        • Abbreviations
      • Twitter
        • Constraints
          • Limited word count
          • Social practices of community - social rules
        • Rise
          • Used for education
          • Used for politics and news
    • Social
      • Accomodation Theory
        • Convergence
          • Upward convergence - jobs, teachers, police
          • Downward convergence - friends, peers
        • Changing speech to..
          • Fit in
          • Stand out

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