Language Variation theories

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John Honey
Children in working class would be at a social disadvantage if they couldn't learn to change their accents/dialects when necessary.
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Bernstein (1971)
Restricted and elaborated codes. Working-class children use restricted code and middle-class children use elaborated.
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Milroy
open and closed networks. Rated from 1 to 5, 1 = less close ties. 5 = close ties.
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Cheshire (1980s)
Reading study. Identified 11 non-standard features and established 2 sets of girl groups. Group A used taboo language whereas group B did not.
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Petyt
Focused on 'h' dropping
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Labov
New York toy store study. See if the 'r' was pronounced in "fourth floor".
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