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Accents & Dialects

Key Terms

Overt Prestige The standard accent. it is generally acknowledged as ‘correct’ and therefore valued highly among all speakers of the language.
Covert Prestige The speech isn't valued within the community, is hidden and isn't as widely recognised.
Status The position of an individual in relation to another or others, especially in regard to social or professional positions.
Accent A distinctive way of pronouncing a language, especially one associated with a particular country, area, or social class.
Dialect A regional variety of language distinguished by features of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation from geographical regions.
Estuary English An accent which is associated with counties around the River Thames and with the counties surrounding it.
Code-switching Alternating between two or more languages or varieties of language in conversation.
Non-standard English Refers to use of English, especially regarding grammar, that is considered to be sub-standard or not "proper".
Prescriptivist Attitude The attitude or belief that one variety of a language is superior to others and should be promoted as such.
Descriptivist Attitude The belief that anybody can express themselves how they want to and everybody is different.
Received Pronounciation (RP) The standard form of British English pronunciation, based on educated speech in southern England, widely accepted as a standard elsewhere.
Created by: EleanorScutt



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