Meaning Of Dialect Levelling On The Broader Context Of The Language Change

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The main aim of this work is to analyze the meaning of dialect levelling in the broader context of the language change. Going through specific study cases this work will identify the factors that causes dialect accommodation phenomenon and the effect that this is having on identities of local communities. Analyze geographical factors and social-psychological implication will give us a clearer picture of the dialect continue change that has been occurring in Britain, and it’s consequences. Dialect leveling is an inevitable consequence of contact between two dialects or a standard language and a dialect. Dialect levelling is described by Hinskens (1993: 40) as "the process of reduction of language structural variation", more specifically "the process of the reduction of both intrasystemic and intersystemic variation"
(Hinskens, Kallen & Taeldeman 2000). This view is shared by Trudgill, who refers to it as "the reduction or attrition of marked variants" (Trudgill 1986:98. Marked variants here refers to that peculiar characteristic, such as the pronunciation of a particular vowel or the use of a particular grammatical construction that make an accent distinctive. Following these definitions we can state that leveling is the process of accommodation results from individuals adapting to the speech of others, reducing the differences between them, and eventually creating new forms. The interlocutors can both converge linguistically , though mutual accommodation,

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