Does this help? Try the link!
Basically, in a nutshell she is saying….groups of people in tight knit communities (in her case those people in Ballymacarrell (a Protestant area in East Belfast), the Hammer (a Protestant area in West Belfast) and the Clonard (a Catholic area in West Belfast) use more vernacular/non-standard forms. So in terms of regional variation this could be to do with identity as well as geography.
Her findings can also be linked to:
CLASS – her ‘areas’ were all predominantly working class with high levels of unemployment
GENDER – Women were less likely to use the non standard forms as not part of such tight knit social groups as men
SOCIAL GROUPS – If you are close to people you use similar language!
Hope this helps!
I have attached my feed back from last lesson – see below.
It has a new and improved essay structure and sentence starters to help with your practice essays (IT IS SLIDE 10 ON THE PP)
I have also attached the model I wrote!
Please ask any questions and I will get back to you as quick as I can (e.g when I’m not holiday-ing!)
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Paper 2 feedback again
Social Group Model
Such a wonderful listen any of them.
LOOK AT THE ONE ABOUT EMOTICONS!!!!
Intelligent people discussing language and using the terminology we know and love. Pick an episode and enjoy – It really is insightful and interesting.