:-) mostly -- McWhorter on "standard English"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Mon Jan 18 20:57:15 UTC 2010

I disagree: Standard American Written English dialect, with a focus
on the academic register within that dialect.

---Amy West

>Date:    Fri, 15 Jan 2010 10:11:42 -0500
>From:    Robin Hamilton <robin.hamilton2 at BTINTERNET.COM>
>Subject: Re: :-) mostly -- McWhorter on "standard English"
>>  Well, maybe we need to start putting "dialect" in after "Standard
>>  English". I think I might start putting "Standard American Written
>>  English dialect" in my composition syllabus to emphasize its
>>  linguistic parity with Appalachian dialects, Southern dialects, etc.
>>  ---Amy West
>I'd concur with this, Amy, but reword as "Standard American Written English
>The wording of the syllabus description would, of course, be
>self-referential, being written in SAWER.
>Robin Hamilton

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