What is the difference between standard English and nonstandard English?

What is the difference between standard English and nonstandard English?

Standard English is used in formal settings, for example when we talk or write to people we don’t know well, such as doctors or head teachers. We use non-standard English in informal settings, when we are more relaxed and with people we know well, such as family or friends.

Is nonstandard English correct?

As will have become clear from the discussion above, nonstandard English is any variety (or dialect) that does not conform to the nominated norm. While nonstandard grammar may be regarded by some as ‘incorrect’, it is actually just the grammar of a particular variety.

Is Standard English superior?

From a sociolinguistic point of view, British Standard English is seen as superior due to being the most widely used form in both spoken language and in most published media, such as textbooks, news broadcasting and documentaries. It is also generally associated by most people with a more highly educated speaker base.

What are the qualities of standard English?

Standard english has distinctive features of grammar, vocabulary and orthography (spelling&punctuation) but not of pronunciation. This is because it can be spoken with any accent. It is the most prestigious variety of English, associated with people of high social status.

When should you use standard English?

Standard English started as a regional dialect that developed in the southeast of England. This variety, which is perceived as official, is used in writing, the education system (grammar books and dictionaries), the court, the church, in newspapers, the media and for official purposes.

Does Natalie Portman have a British accent?

Natalie Portman plays the young woman who becomes his aid. Portman implemented method acting, speaking with a British accent even when not filming.

What is the London accent called?

Cockney

What is the royal family’s accent?

RP is sometimes known as the Queen’s English, but recordings show that even Queen Elizabeth II has changed her pronunciation over the past 50 years, no longer using an [ɛ]-like vowel in words like land. The change in RP may be observed in the home of “BBC English”.

Is the Queen upper class?

The British monarch is usually viewed as being at the top of the social class structure.

You may also like...