Sociolinguistic Interview


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explanation of MLE vs cockney

Philippine English vs. Australian English

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"Philippine English vs. Australian English" is a funny YouTube video by a Filipino husband and his Australian wife illustrating the differences between the two different dialects of English. By comparing different words and terms between the two dialects, the differences are sometimes profound, incomprehensible, and often very funny!

Mitchell on Manners

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This is the first of a four part series exploring linguistic interactions surrounding manners and their culturally-defined meanings. The program describes how cultural norms determine what is considered polite or rude, such as what questions you can ask another person and how you should address people who are older or younger than you. Manners in Western Europe are explained to be standards set by the ruling and higher class members of society who sought to further establish their superiority over the lower classes, who couldn't afford eight different knives for a singular meal. The discussants also speak about a possible delineation between "etiquette" and "manners." The later portions of the program discuss expectations of social interaction, such as not constantly looking at one's phone while accompanied by another person and to ensure that there are no awkward pauses during a conversation.

Berenstain Bears Reconnect Sioux To Native Language

Berenstain Bears cartoons help teach and revive the Lakota language. [Published on 09-26-2006]

XKCD: Appropriate Term

A XKCD comic highlighting the formality continuum of style-shifting.

Posted by Kara Becker on August 27, 2013

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Mountain Talk

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An excerpt from the film "Mountain Talk," on Applachian English in North Carolina, from the the North Carolina Language and Life Project

(r) in New York City English

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The classic graph from Labov (1966) showing stratification by socioeconomic class and speaker style for coda r vocalization in New York City English