Team Corgi sociolinguistics. Yan jun | joey | xinni | kintan. Question 1A. Question 1a. Observation : Put self with the possessive pronouns (my, your) Change the form to plural if required. Question 1B. QUESTION 1C. Actual third-person pronouns in Standard English.
Yan jun | joey | xinni | kintan
Put self with the possessive pronouns (my, your)
Change the form to plural if required
Actual third-person pronouns in Standard English
Standard EnglishDescriptive Rule
- herself - herself
- himself - hisself
- itself - itsself
- themselves - theirselves
In Standard English, for the the third-person pronouns, the object pronouns are placed in front of self/selves instead.
Cockney Dialect: usesherself, hisself, itsself and theirselves
Prescriptive approach to language will say:
Do not ever use reflexives like "hisself"or "itsself" because they don't exist in Standard English. Using them will not make any sense!
Descriptive approach to language will say:
Indeed, the reflexive forms in (B) do not exist in Standard English. However, they are validasthey are spoken and recognised by the speakers of the Cockney dialect.Also, we cannot say they are baseless as they are derived from the descriptive rule observed for the first & second- person reflexive.
Cockney Dialect is more "systematic" as the reflexives in this dialect are all formed according to the descriptive rule.
“We’re OLGETAin this TOGETA”
“We’re OLGETA in this TOGETA”
“We’re allin this together!”
I AM ONE HANDET YIA OLD
Actually I’m around 2000 years old but ok
= How many Christmas’ have you got?
= How old are you?
Context: post-colonial situation
Dondon’s vocabulary bank could potentially expand.
the rate of dissemination would be slower.
The vocabulary repertoire is very limited. Establishing this as a national language necessitates the addition/creation of many new words, even more than Dondon.
- What is linguistics?
-The scientific study of human language.
- Why do we care about it?
- Human language is what make us uniquely human.
- Language is how we communicate.
- It provides insights on how words are pronounced and formed; how sentences are constructed; and how our communication is able to make sense.
- Natural language
- Variation and change in languages
- The ability of us humans to acquire language is an innate instinct.
of generative grammar
Interesting read: A linguist explains the grammar of doge.