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Sociolinguistics

Pursuit to understand language and its relationship with the social life of the language users.

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Identity

Complex construction of who we are based on many factors. Not the same as the sense of self because we may not agree with identities that are given to us by others.

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Language competence

The ability to make appropriate language decisions based on the social context one finds oneself in.

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Standard language

Social label of what is considered the most “normal” variety of a language.

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Non-standard language

Social label of a variety of language that is deemed deviant of the norm.

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RP

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Marked

Variety of language seen as different from the norm

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Unmarked

Variety of language that is seen as the norm

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Gender

Social construct governing expectations towards individuals based on their sex.

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Expert

An identity relation to someone based on expertise of a particular subject.

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Novice

An identity relation to someone based on having less expertise in a subject.

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Native speaker

First language speaker

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Non-native speaker

Not a native speaker

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Crossing

When someone speaks a language variety that doesn’t belong to them

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Codeswitching

Switching between languages within an utterance.

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Categorization processes

Social processes that can be examined to identify how certain identities are constructed in particular speech communities.

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Construction

How identity is built

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Co-construction

Identity is built by collective construction, this does not necessarily mean cooperatively.

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L2 user

Second language user

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Multicompetence

The ability to speak multiple languages.

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Third space

Places where cultures come together and form a hybrid

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Non-place entities

Places with no historical culture

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Cutler’s study

Whiteness as a marker in MC rap battles.

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Hemnesberget

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