Accent and Dialect Concepts (Peer group exclusive language (Specific…
Accent and Dialect Concepts
Peer group exclusive language
Specific groups such as teenagers use language to associated to their peer group.
Stenstronm: common features of teenager talk including teasing, verbal dueling, irregular turn taking, word shortening, taboo
Dialect leveling: a form of standardization, where local variations of speech lose their distinctiveness in favor of mainstream language.
Reasons: Geographical mobility, social mobility, larger exposure to people, economic changes, world wars.
Eye dialect: writting somthing as it is pronounced for accuracy e.g wuz waitin for yeh
Dialect literature: writing a piece of text entirely out of eye dialect.
Negatives to regional dialect: often associated with the uneducated and lower class
Colloquial language: items of everyday speech, informal register
Idiolect: dialect variation due to personal differences
Sociolect: dialect variation due to social background that varies in different social groups
Ideology: a system of related ideas consisting of ideals, values and beliefs
Hegemony: how powerful groups can use language to manipulate us into agreeing with their ideologies
Off record: speaking indirect to satisfy the face of the other
Bald on record: making no attempt to satisfy ones face vi speaking direct. Can be used for efficiency.
Unmarked plurality: when is singular form is used instead of its plural form.
1960 to 2016: London stays the same, dominant accent
Greater divide between Scotland and the rest of the UK showing their want for identity and disassociation.