[Ads-l] Yale Grammatical Diversity Project - Slate

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Mon Jun 29 22:38:34 UTC 2015


Caroline Zola discusses the project in "Documenting the Diversity of 
American English."

One snippet:

According to Zanuttini and Horn, the negative reactions many people have 
to, say, Appalachian varieties of English are not inherent reactions to 
grammar or word order but rather “personal judgments about the speakers 
who use them.” Often, such judgments are the result of recency or 
incorrectness illusions, the assumption that a nonstandard expression is 
nascent, when in fact it has been around for decades, or just wrong.

Benjamin Barrett
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