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    Dialects are known as the inferior varieties of standard language

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    Re: critically comment

    Hi Shaili

    Welcome to the forum.

    I'm afraid this has the distinct flavour of being someone's homework.
    We don't do other people's homework - it's against the site rules.
    R21

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    Re: critically comment

    Quote Originally Posted by shaili View Post
    Dialects are known as the inferior varieties of standard language

    NOT A TEACHER


    (1) Yes, welcome to usingenglish.com. I have learned a lot here.

    I am sure that you will, too.

    (2) As the first poster said, they do get a bit cross if they think that

    you are seeking answers for a homework assigment.

    (3) I think, however, that I may make a few comments in order to

    help you plan your answer.

    (a) It apparently depends on the definition of "dialect."

    (b) Of course, sometimes a dialect is definitely NOT

    considered "inferior."

    (i) I am currently reading a grammar book written by a British

    gentleman. He says that most British people no longer say

    things such as "Has she a pilot's licence?" and "They haven't a

    car for us to drive." The scholar who wrote the book says that

    such sentences are "rare" and "associated with certain

    prestige dialects." In other words, the dialect spoken by

    some of the higher classes. (As you know, we ordinary

    people would say: Does she have a pilot's license? They

    don't have a car for us to drive.)

    (4) So as you write your paper, do keep in mind that for some

    people the word "dialect" does not always = inferior. In fact,

    in the case of "prestige dialects," it might = SUperior.


    Good luck on your paper.


    Respectfully yours,


    James

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    Re: critically comment

    I think everyone has a "dialect."

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