TAILIEUCHUNG - Introdungcing English language part 24

Introdungcing English language part 24: 'In this exciting new textbook, Louise Mullany and Peter Stockwell have provided a fresh and imaginative set of alternatives for teaching and learning a huge amount about the English language. The book allows tor creative and lateral approaches to developing an understanding of important linguistic concepts and, together with the thought-provoking activities, and accessible readings, guarantees there is something to stimulate every learner. | C1 124 EXPLORATION INVESTIGATING ENGLISH LANGUAGE UHH. suys WHOS THERE IS THAT YOU WHAT PO YOU WANT W TH US Figure WORD PLAYS 125 As your next activity you should attempt to build an archive of similar examples Q Activity of poems cartoons or any other textual forms that you can find where the different sounds which represent features of accent variation are represented using the technique of eye dialect. Local newspapers or websites dedicated to the area where you live are often good places to start your search as are literary texts. The written recording of representations of different accents in texts is a common way of establishing solidarity amongst individuals who share such features as well as simultaneously acting as a social distance mechanism for those individuals who do not share the same pronunciation features. These issues of solidarity and social distance are crucial to the discipline of sociolinguistics and phoneticians play a very active role in producing sociolinguistic studies. This will be explored further in D1 and throughout strand 9. WORD PLAYS In this unit you will be able to realise how deeply embedded are your rules of morphology and semantics by trying out the following activities. Past and future In Old English AD 500-1100 the past tense of verbs was commonly formed either weakly by adding a dental suffix -ed in lifted -t in spelt or -ed in writing even where t was pronounced as in walked or strongly by an alteration in the root vowel sing - sang run - ran bring - brought . In modern English the weak form is now standard so new coinages are tensed with dentals accessed hosted sprinted not sprount . There are British and American variations that have diverged over the years reflecting the state of the dialects of American settlers at the point at which they left regions of Britain in the UK meat is hung but criminals were hanged a British swimmer dived into the pool but an American swimmer dove into the water. Old English probably