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Autor:  Miguel Vieira
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Data:  23/DEZ/2002 4:41 PM
Assunto:  Re: Become X get
 
Mensagem:  Patrick is absolutely right. In the U.S., the use of affectation/pedantic language is more often than not seen as superfluous.

As Patrick pointed out, usually members of uppity social classes are the ones who tend to be pedantic in their speech/syntax. The other classes usually tend to be more pragmatic in their speech. That is, the form or style that conveys the intended message in the easiest manner is more often than not the one used.

As for foreigners, as Pat pointed out, most of them, regardless of nationality tend to use extremelly pedantic styles in their speeches. I suppose they wish to sound more like the bourgeois people of America. The bad thing is that the bourgeois people of America as are all the bourgeois people of the world are not representative of the general (majority) population.

Cheers,
-Miguel Vieira


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Become X get  –  José Roberto  22/DEZ/2002, 4:15 PM
Re: Become X get  –  pat  22/DEZ/2002, 7:39 PM
 Re: Become X get  –  Miguel Vieira  23/DEZ/2002, 4:41 PM
Re: Become X get  –  pat  23/DEZ/2002, 7:43 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Miguel Vieira  23/DEZ/2002, 7:59 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Daniel  23/DEZ/2002, 10:19 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Miguel Vieira  24/DEZ/2002, 3:58 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Rui Bento  26/DEZ/2002, 4:59 AM
Re: Become X get  –  Miguel Vieira  26/DEZ/2002, 3:58 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Rui Bento  27/DEZ/2002, 1:50 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Carol  29/DEZ/2002, 8:08 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Elsa  29/DEZ/2002, 10:25 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Celio  30/DEZ/2002, 12:41 AM
Re: Become X get  –  André Costa  30/DEZ/2002, 10:49 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Santa Claus (back home)  30/DEZ/2002, 11:34 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Rui Bento  31/DEZ/2002, 5:16 AM
hello  –  Phenter  09/AGO/2006, 3:56 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Ron  24/DEZ/2002, 5:18 AM
Re: Become X get  –  Miguel Vieira  26/DEZ/2002, 5:01 PM
Re: Become X get  –  Pat  26/DEZ/2002, 9:39 PM

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