Language and Social Class
Lecture no. 10 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
Study the impact of socioeconomic status, class, and education on speech, noting how specific features such as pronunciation of “r” sounds reflect social status. Grasp how social differences between speakers are reflected systematically in language differences, and why language change usually originates with upper-working-class and lower-middle-class speakers.