How Do Dialects Develop?
Lecture no. 5 from the course: Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You
Taught by Professor Valerie Fridland | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Look carefully at two crucial terms in linguistics, “language” and “dialect,” noting how historical, geopolitical, and cultural factors play major roles in distinguishing the two. Follow how dialect variations emerge within languages, taking account of key factors from the social and geographical to the economic, cognitive, and physiological.