Being an outsider in the world is terrifying enough; immigrants should not be demanded to learn English if they do not want to....[tags: United States, German language, European Union] - Teaching Standard English in Urban Schools In our society, there are many cultures with language and dialect variations, but Standard English is the language of the dominant culture.
Since the term dialect has acquired a negative connotation throughout the years, academics have started to use the term variety, which is considered more neutral, instead.
Therefore, we should start considering the statement according to which ‘A speaker of English is necessarily a speaker of some dialect of English’ .
It gives us an idea of how that person carries him or herself.
We all know proper English exists so why do we purposely butcher the English language.
The problem is that many teachers advocate the use of Standard English in the classroom and do not permit students to speak in their own voice, which leads the students to totally silencing their ethnic voices.
According to Horner and company by privileging Standard English as the main dialect, all other dialects are devalued, but this is also difficult to avoid because Standard English dominates society, in both textbooks and media (Horner, et al 305) During th...
[tags: Psychology, Cognitive science, Linguistics] - For the past two years I have worked as a teachers’ aide for special education classrooms.
I have had the privilege of working in over fifteen different schools and over thirty different classrooms ranging from kinder garden to the adult transition program.
[tags: English language, French language, Dialect] - Just like any other language, English is changing – it borrows or creates new words and changes the meaning, spelling or pronunciation of old ones.
These mostly occur in order to satisfy our society 's ever-changing needs, but some people label them as abnormal, impure or even damaging factors to the language while conveniently disregarding the fact that English as we know it is the result of centuries of cumulative variations and that picking a modern standard of perfect English is nothing short of arbitrariness that arose from their desire to keep rigid linguistic standards....