Vielleicht ist das auch langweilig...http://www.pbs.org/speak/about/guide/#Socioec...http://www.pbs.org/speak/about/guide/#Grammar
"The English used in the United States differs from region to region, among ethnic and other social groups, and even by age and gender"...
For some, speaking 'American' means adhering to a single "correct" way of using English that guards against onslaughts on the language from various sources. For many who hold this view, English should be spoken in a way that reflects the way it is written and with pronunciations that sound "neutral." For others, the style of English they speak is a way of identifying with home, peers, or a certain way of life. For these people, it’s not a matter of speaking English the “right way” but of speaking in a way that makes them comfortable in their world and that accurately projects their identity.
Jargon: The specialized words or vocabulary used by people within a particular group. Doctors and engineers are known for having specialized vocabularies particular to their professions, but groups such as teenagers also have their own jargon that identifies them and helps to reinforce boundaries between them and other groups".
4.Dr. Cutler claims that White male teens "who are sort of afraid of women or young women and are in the process of trying to figure out how it is that one deals with them" are often attracted to "hard core rappers" because these rappers illustrate a type of "masculinity that doesn't perhaps exist in the safe White suburbs".
The data for this study was collected over a two year period in New York City public and private schools, and is comprised of 39 hours of taped sociolinguistic interviews, and 15 hours of taped theatre, rap music, spoken word performances, discussions, and fora centered on hip-hop. The 35 informants in my study live in predominantly white neighborhoods. Some attend mostly white private high schools while most of the others attend a large college preparatory public high school. A small number attend New York University. Their contact with HHSS comes primarily from rap music, television and fleeting contact with native speakers.
There is a discourse of authenticity within hip-hop that privileges the urban black "street" experience and places the participation of whites, particularly middle class whites, on the periphery. "Yet the ideology of multiculturalism within hip-hop gives many young people the license to adopt speech practices that have their roots in African American English". This study looks at how white hip hoppers use HHSS to negotiate their place in hip hop culture, and the ways in which they acknowledge or fail to acknowledge ethnolinguistic boundaries and issues of proprietorship. This research points to a shift in the way many young people are constructing their identities in the face of numerous commodified choices, and challenges traditional sociolinguistic assumptions about language and identity. http://linguistics.as.nyu.edu/object/CeceliaA...http://linguistics.as.nyu.edu/object/CeceliaA...
Updated on 07/31/2010
Re: So if you mess that up you'd have to be either extremely uneducated or as thick as two planks.
Is it coz I is black?
African American English (AAE); also called African American Vernacular English (AAVE) Terms used by linguists to refer to a language variety spoken by many African Americans. "This variety is often a *target for prejudice and ignorance*, but it has also been one of the most extensively studied and discussed varieties of American English." Many linguists studying the origins of AAE consider that the differences between this and other varieties of American English are due to its origins as a creole language formed during the time of slavery.http://www.pbs.org/speak/about/guide/#Grammarhttp://www.pbs.org/speak/about/guide/#African...