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There's No Such Thing As Standard English Anymore (So Why Do We Pretend There Is?)
"Non-standard English is linguistically the equal of the standard version - in fact, dialects tend to be more sophisticated grammatically than standard (as in the plural "youse" of many non-standard dialects where standard has just one confusing form). Yet standard continues - even now - to be prized as the "correct" form, and any deviation is considered to be wrong, lazy, corrupt or ignorant." The Guardian (UK) 12/31/13
Posted December 31, 2013 10:03 AM




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