Language Differences Between Language And Language

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While language deficiency makes some significant points that only specific codes are used by different economical groups, language difference theory raises the point of language variation and the problem is with the way that schools are interacting and valuing the differences among students. It must be noted language difference focus on the difference in a set of language skills held by students of different cultural backgrounds, not a deficient set of language skills as Bernstein had described. Labov () describes one language as not more acceptable or superior than the other, but both language variations appropriate and acceptable within their own contexts (Emmit p.61 2010). It has been found in STUDY that teacher themselves have an…show more content…
For example, English as a language has been developed and adapted into what David Crystal (2013), describes as Englishes, meaning that there are different variations of the English language to accommodate a variety of English speaking people. Crystal (2013), explains that language variation occurs when a group of people adjust and adapt their language and form a new variation to express or communicate certain ideas, values and beliefs based on their personal experiences, geographical location, and or to communicate with another foreign language. Language variations can occur due to several reasons such as gender, culture, and race, and that as individuals our language is influenced due to what is around us (Emmitt, 2010 p.54). It is constantly changing and adapting to its users, insisting that there is no correct or incorrect way of speaking English, just variations which are all equal in value. Language dialects occur relatively quickly and without too much thought, as people use language to communicate and by adapting their existing language to what suits them at the time (Crystal,2013 ). Teacher play a significate role in the path that their students take within their schooling years as much as when they finish school. It is important to remember that those early experiences with language and literacy in the classroom will build the foundation and confidence the students will require further in life (Cremin p. 2012). Learning
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