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    Default Sociolinguistics Topicٍ

    Hi everyone,

    I am asked to write a paper for my sociolinguistics class, but I am stcuk with the topic.

    I chose to compare between two different dialects, but I could not decide what level or whcih aspect I should deal with.

    Any hints???

    PLEASE...I AM DESPERATE!!!!

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    Look at the way the accent is viewed in in the wider society- is it accepted or is it regarded as "substandard" or "nonstandard". For example, in British English, Cockney and Estuary are related- Estuary takes many features of pronun ciation from cockney and can be seen in educated speakers. Tony Bliar has adopted many of its features (glottal stops) since he became prime minister, while Cockney remains associated with working class speakers in particular parts of London, and is less accepted among the more conservative and traditional areas od society.

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    I recommend 'Sociolinguistics' by Peter Trudgill. This book touches on a wide variety of dialects, including Black English or Pidgin English. Trudgill published several other books on dialects of British English. I hope this would help.

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    Hi! I would recommend you to read "Sociolinguistics" by Roger Bell, although I don't remember for sure the name of the book..hm...or "Language and Society", something like that, but the author's name is right... I read it but a long time ago...

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    Thanks guys for your help!

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