English Language - Accent and Dialect Theory

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Code-Switching
Conscious switch between two forms. Sophisticated use of language.
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Dialect Levelling
Differences between local forms disappear. Short-term adaptations become long-term changes. Milton Keynes - influence of Estuary English.
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Anti-Language
Covert language, so others cannot understand. E.g. Cockney
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Status and Solidarity
Assessment of attractiveness and superiority. Status = low: uneducated, high: educated, wealthy etc. Solidarity = low: untrustworthy, high: friendly, nice. RP = high status, low solidarity.
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Difference and Dominance
Dominance = Zimmerman and West, Fishman. Difference = Tannen. Deficit = Lakoff.
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Open and Closed Networks - Lesley Milroy
Open = participants don't know each other well/at all, Standard English. Closed = Know each other well, high network strength, non-standard.
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Sociolinguistic Maturation.
Certain age = less susceptible to change
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Koineisation
New form of language made through the introduction of different variations. E.g. new form in Milton Keynes due to influence of Southerners.
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Differences between local forms disappear. Short-term adaptations become long-term changes. Milton Keynes - influence of Estuary English.

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Dialect Levelling

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Covert language, so others cannot understand. E.g. Cockney

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Assessment of attractiveness and superiority. Status = low: uneducated, high: educated, wealthy etc. Solidarity = low: untrustworthy, high: friendly, nice. RP = high status, low solidarity.

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Card 5

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Dominance = Zimmerman and West, Fishman. Difference = Tannen. Deficit = Lakoff.

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