LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||27/NOV/2013 6:14 PM|
|Assunto:||Startup money - foreign language teaching in the U|
Boa tarde Fran,
Wow, yes, mucho 'wordy'! (but your written English is superlative, BTW)
I take your points, generally.
Your last comments about social stratification via dialects within a language is a particular interest of mine. As you likely know, in the US the mainstream dialect is SAE (standard american english), which is the prolific combined descendant of the dialects of southern england spoken by the richest and most powerful of the Colonists. Then of course there are various 'country' dialects that mark speakers as being regional (these themselves often have higher and lower forms by class). Then there are the dialects by ethnicity: Hispanic-influenced english, as a native tongue, and of course AAVE (african american vernacular english, which in some southern regions hardly differs from the local dialect). There are now so many eastern indians in many regions and the second generation tends to retain some of the features of that dialect.
I have been told that Brazil does not have dialect variance linked to ethnicity. Is this true, in your opinion?
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