Flashcards in Chapter 10: Language in Society Deck (8)
An individual’s way of speaking, reflecting that person’s grammar.
A variety of a language whose grammar differs in systematic ways from other varieties. Differences may be lexical, phonological, syntactic, and semantic. See regional dialect, social dialect, prestige dialect.
Standard American English (SAE)*
An idealized dialect of English that some prescriptive
grammarians consider the proper form of English.
African American English (AAE)*
Dialects of English spoken by some Americans of African descent, or by any person raised from infancy in a place where AAE is spoken. See Ebonics.
The movement back and forth between two languages or dialects within the same sentence or discourse.
A stylistic variant of a language appropriate to a particular social setting. Also called style.
Special words peculiar to the members of a profession or group, e.g., glottis for phoneticians. See argot. Also, the nonsense words sometimes used by Wernicke’s aphasics.