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Ethnic Identity and Language

Lecture no. 20 from the course: Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You

Ethnic Identity and Language

Taught by Professor Valerie Fridland | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Language is used in all societies to mark ethnic distinctions. Learn about how speech marked as “ethnic” emerges, noting how different social, historical, and cultural factors establish dialect features. Study the features of African-American English, and grasp how they evolved through the identical linguistic processes that formed standard dialects of English.

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