language as SES marker

Donald M. Lance LanceDM at MISSOURI.EDU
Tue Nov 28 19:46:29 UTC 2000

Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM wrote:

> (snip)
> Kids and teenagers tend to ignore or deny the importance of adult and
> national/world culture to their lives. If these students are to succeed in
> life beyond their current immediate circles, they must learn the forms of
> language expected outside them.

In time (when their rubber hits the road) they create their own form of standard, which of
course isn't very different from their parents' standard, just different enough so that
they won't appear to be guilty of opting out of the generation thing.

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