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    Default sociolinguistics..help me

    help me teachers and professors

    I have question and I should write an essay from 2000 words about it

    it is related to sociolinguistics


    this is the question:
    Our speech provides clues to others about who we are, where we come from, and perhaps what kind of social experiences we have had.

    so how can I solve it??

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    What information of this sort can we learn from, someone's speech? In English, you can get information about where they come from often enough as there are national and regional variants. How marked such differences in your language? Which language[s] are you going to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    What information of this sort can we learn from, someone's speech? In English, you can get information about where they come from often enough as there are national and regional variants. How marked such differences in your language? Which language[s] are you going to use?


    thank you so much..can you explain more??

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    In British English, for example, some people pronounce path /pæθ/ and others use a longer vowel /pɑ:θ/. The longer vowel sound is associated with traditional Received Pronunciation and is the form taught in many private schools, so the way you pronounce such vowels can give listeners some information that would suggest things about your class, your education, etc.

    If you cannot see the phonetics symbols in your browser, the first is like the vowel sound in sat and the second is like the sound of the word are.

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    Thank you so much for this great informations

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    the way you speak is related to many things.that is, people from different classes of society have different ways of expressing themselves.for example their accent,the kind of words they use(e.g slangs or formal words)is different from one person to another.and this is more distinguishable among people from different places.

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    hi. as u might notice that people from different social,ethnic,regional,religous or even scientific or educational backgrounds can be recognised by the way they speak. sometimes even within the same social group u can notice phonetic or lexical differences due to age or the kind of work people do. surely u can see that there is a difference in the speeech utterances within the kuwati society wherethere people in the urban areas speak differently from those who are in the rural ones. sunni muslims use vocably that shiette people don't use. it is really a very complicated topic that needs hundreds of pages to write about cose all these factors are greatly overlaping with each other. u are supposed to give a general theoritical study about sociolinguistics, talking what is it and what does it study. good luck hope this helped a little.

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    There's been something of a reversal of status in accents - in case anyone hasn't noticed. RP on the BBC and such is going by the wayside, I believe the theory is that the common man likes 'earing people who speaks like 'im.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedabdu View Post
    hi. as u might notice that people
    Hi. I notice you're an English teacher. There is no word "u" in proper English. You really can't use it in an otherwise good paragraph such as the above and maintain any credibility as a teacher of English when writing to other English speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Hi. I notice you're an English teacher. There is no word "u" in proper English. You really can't use it in an otherwise good paragraph such as the above and maintain any credibility as a teacher of English when writing to other English speakers.
    thnx Sir for ur cmmnt. I jst use these short forms of some words cose I'm used to using them on chats and messaging;stuff like that. u think It is unappropriate too use them here? I'll try not to use them anymorethnx mate,

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