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Standard English verses Non-Standard English

In today's society, people are judge on how well they can speak Standard English. When dealing with high-powered people in large corporations, an individual must be able to speak in a way that shows he/she has some intelligence. This causes a problem with a-lot of people because they do not like how high powered people in society make the standards. We can say that the U.S. is linguistically diverse because of the large number of languages spoken here, but we can also find diversity within these languages. Standard English languages have both dialectical variations and regional variations. These variations, or dialects, can differ in lexicon, phonology, and/or syntax from the English Language that we often think of as Standard English. It depends on where, by whom, and in what situation the dialect is used as to whether or not it appropriate.

Standard English is a general term for a form of written and spoken English that is considered the model for educated people by native English speakers. Standard English comes from two main sources editors, both of books and periodcals, and the schools. There are no set rules or vocabulary for "Standard English" because, unlike languages such as French or Dutch, English does not have a governing body to establish usage. American English is the dialect of the English language used mostly in the United States of America. It is estimated that approximately two thirds of native speakers of English live in the United States. Textbooks, mangazines, and high-powered elites in sociey sets the bar on what is Standard English. The definition

for Standard English in Webster Dictionary; the variety of English that is generally acknowledged as the model for the speech and writing of educated speakers. A lawyer and a laborer would not be likely to use the same dialect on the job. Likewise, a person with little education is not likely to use the same style of speech as a college professor. This does not imply that the lawyer and college professor speak a better variety of English, but because of their familiarity with written English, which is usually Standard English, they tend to speak that way also. In addition, because many people think of Standard English as the norm, they think of it as the perfect English. The English language was loaned words from different languages around the world. English contains words from places such as Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands, and other trading and imperial nations. John Simon stated, "Standard English is language that expresses oneself properly, and grammatically for it can improve the mind and also improve one's critical thinking skills. It includes word choice, word order, punctuation, and spelling". Standard English is especially helpful when writing because it maintains a set standard of communication, which can be understood by all speakers, and users of English regardless of differences in dialect, pronunciation, and usage.

In America, there are many cultures with language and dialect variations, but Standard



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