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Statusbased on social andeconomic characteristics such as income, job, level of education, andother factors. Speech patterns are often associated with social andeconomic class.

Code-switching is the ability to transition between languages/dialects to fit a given situation.
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This article was originally published as "Can We Not Talk About My Race For a Minute?" in the February 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan. to get the issue in the iTunes store!

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Generally, those making fun of Ebonics in this context are not educated about what it actually is.
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This Web site,created and maintained by linguist , enables viewers to hear actual speech samples fromacrossthe United States, including examples of the Northern Cities VowelShift.

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Resistance to the acknowledgment that Blacks who use Ebonics may be speaking a unique language is very strong, but I believe it is important to challenge the belief that Ebonics is "slang".

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But "he don't" is becoming increasingly common in various dialects. (abbreviated as AAVE; once known as Ebonics) is the most commonly noted example but there are other various regional dialects that include this pattern.

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demonstrates that the way we speak isintrinsically tied to a number of complex factors, including ethnicity,political climate, socioeconomic status, historical events, andindividual personality. The series offers a rare opportunity forviewers to hear and discuss how language shapes us as individuals, ascommunities, and as a nation.

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This program will be of interest to all language users, especiallyto those who have a special stake in language—whether personal orprofessional—including teachers, policy makers, politicians, communitygroups, and families. It provides a rare view into the socialmotivations behind language use, with thought-provoking commentary onwhy we talk the way we do and how we build our identities throughlanguage. The program offers a good basis for discussion in socialgroups, special interest groups, and book clubs. Ideas for discussionare presented in this guide.

Games With Words: Which English?

A commonway ofreferring to the sounds ofspeech. Accent can refer to distinctive characteristics of the way agroup of people speak their native language or the way people speak asecond language shaded with characteristics of their first. In popularusage, this term often has a negative connotation. Linguists use theterm to refer to a group’s ways ofspeaking.