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The Changing Face of Linguistic Diversity

Lecture no. 24 from the course: Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You

The Changing Face of Linguistic Diversity

Taught by Professor Valerie Fridland | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Finally, consider the current forces of change within English. Investigate whether English speech is becoming more homogenized, taking account of its thriving range of dialects across the world and assessing the impact on English of mass media. Examine evidence that supports the conclusion that language will continue to reflect our differences as well as our similarities.


January 3, 2016