A Study On The Hull Regional Dialect As A Variety Of English With Standard English

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3.1 Introduction
Everyone has a way of speaking. Individuals are identified by speech sounds in their language (phonology), syntax and morphology. A combination of these features, make up a regional dialect by a people can be recognized.
Consider an analysis of 2 example of text that highlight the Hull regional dialect as a variety of English with Standard English in its written form.
Individuals are may choose to adopt a particular non-standard variety of English and indeed its accent through convergence, divergence or maintenance for a number of reasons. Firstly, standard varieties are usually considered the superior variety. An individual with ‘linguistic insecurity’(Labov 1966) will by convergence seek to adopt the variety associated with the higher social class and to disavow those of the lower social class from which they may have come or fear that they might be associated with. A writer may choose to adopt a variety in the same vein to appeal to his target audience.
Secondly, through a systematic process of passive acquisition and active learning, individuals adopt the sociolect of socio-economic groups with which they associate. The environment in which that sociolect operates, defines the register associated with it.
Thirdly, the dialect of the classroom. Language ideology is the common sense belief that communication is more efficient if done in Spoken English only. As such, more and more English teachers insist on only Standard English within their classrooms

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