Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. arthi

    Question standard language

    what is standard language and is there right or wrong the way of speaking

  2. Raymott's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Australia
      • Current Location:
      • Australia

    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 24,091

    Re: standard language

    Quote Originally Posted by arthi View Post
    what is standard language and is there right or wrong the way of speaking
    A standard language, say Standard English is one which has been selected or has evolved out of various regional and social varieties to become the "norm" of official functions, such as law, government and education. It's usually the dialect of the elite, or the most prestigious dialect at the time of choosing. It becomes standardised by various forms of codification, such as in prescriptive dictionaries and grammars, or by mandate (such as French by the Acadamie Francais).
    No, there is no right or wrong way of speaking. It depends on the context. However, if you want to be understood by the widest variety of people, you use the standard language. For official usage, there are wrong ways of saying things, but in your own home you can communicate whichever way you like.

Similar Threads

  1. standard Englsh language immersion terminology
    By Unregistered in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Dec-2007, 01:46
  2. The English language and its varieties
    By italianbrother in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 22-Feb-2007, 13:34
  3. help help help need to summary
    By loya2001 in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 22-Dec-2006, 06:33
  4. Seminar
    By mallikatweety in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 30-Jun-2006, 11:07
  5. Linguistic Predictions
    By Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim in forum Linguistics
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 05-Sep-2005, 11:42


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts