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    point, “England coherent for the English and totally incomprehensible for everyone else.” In England, they speak the same language as the United States, but they use some words in different ways and have a completely different accent. When listening to a person, it will become apparent where they are from. An example of this is the book, Pygmalion, where Eliza’s cockney speech labels her as poor, but she is taught to speak in an upper class accent. However, she never quite learns which topics she can and cannot speak about. This is a great example of how your past will always define your language even if you learn how to speak with a different accent. Baldwin claims that when you speak “you have confessed your parents, your youth, your school, your salary, your self esteem, and, alas, your future.” The way a person speaks identifies their past by showing where they grew up and where they have lived. Some will argue that Baldwin’s points are incorrect since many people can change up how they speak. Such as in the Doctor Who episode, “The Snowmen” where one character switched between an upper class accent and a cockney accent throughout the episode. If an actors can change their voices, then is language really a defining factor in our identities? Not only can people change their accents, but people can use different languages as well. Young hispanic children learn to speak only in English during the school day, yet they seamlessly switch to Spanish as soon as they arrive home.…

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    Meaning Of Cockney Slang

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    Cockney slang in the society of England is the slang that some words are easy to be understood directly. It is easy to know and understand words of cockney slang if we used slang dictionary and Standard English dictionary. There are two kinds of ordinary slang. The first is the cockney slang used by the educated and middle class people. The second is the cockney slang used by the semi literature and quite literature people. Here are some examples of Cockney slang that commonly used in the…

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    accent, the second part deals with its contrast term, the dialect. Lastly, the Received Pronunciation accent and the Cockney dialect are compared on the basis of their grammatical and phonological features. An accent can be defined as “a particular way of pronouncing a language, seen as typical of an individual, a geographical…

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    assumed their Asian students were smarter, putting them in advanced classes that they didn't ask for, and some Asian students even admitted to getting better grades than they thought they deserved. Another common British stereotype worthies to be mentioned : ‘Some thinks that British people likes tea, but... what they really like is… tea!’ A lovely, splendid and very common British stereotype to imagine… or ‘British? drink tea and hate French’ although they are not completely right… as it is…

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    George Cole, who died on 5th August, 2015, was best known as the Cockney wheeler-dealer Arthur Daley in Minder, a role he played for 15years from 1979 to 1994. The veteran actor aged 90 passed away at a hospital with his wife and son by his bedside, following a short illness. The coffin entered Reading Crematorium to the famous theme tune of the popular series. Reading an emotional eulogy during the ceremonial event was Minder’s co-star, Dennis Waterman. Delivering the eulogy at the 30-minutes…

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    refer to ‘standard languages’. If a speaker uses an indigenous language such as Totonaco, the common belief is that he uses a ‘dialect’; which is a misled idea of what those concepts refer to. A dialect is a variety that is usually determined by geographical distribution. For example, the Spanish spoken in Linares and the one spoken in Hidalgo. Although both varieties are spoken within the state of Nuevo León, they have distinctive features. Another way to classify dialects is based on…

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    Spoken Language

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    This is achieved through diminished idiolect and sociolect towards a formal dialect (Emmit, 2010) thus providing an ‘insider’ discourse that English speakers are privy to. (Green, 2006). A demonstration of restrictive code could be used as a point of convergence when a tourist using a heuristic function would like to further understand the cockney vernacular variety. This meaning sharing experience gives power to the taxi cab driver and an adoption/repetition of their tone, intonation and…

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    It is forming by some social groups in the United Kingdom, for instance, in the capital city of England, London, middle-class people are used to speak in 'lower' dialects like Cockney. Another group, also from London could use Posh i.e. dialect which is rather using by upper class speakers like progenys of aristocracy or even The Royal Family. Moreover, the social dialects could be used in the whole United Kingdom and it does not matter where these users come from, Northern England or Cornwall,…

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    Doolittle And Pygmalion

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    In George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, he highlights the issue of language in relation to class structure. Borrowing ideas from the Greek myth Pygmalion, Shaw creates character Henry Higgins, a phonetician, who tries to transform the flower-selling, cockney Eliza Doolittle into a lady. While exploring the idea of creation between Higgins and Doolittle, Shaw chooses to focus on their social dimensionality. While Eliza is trained to speak and act like a lady, she does not gain the proper instincts in…

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    Pretty Woman

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    Growing up as a flower girl from the slums deprived Eliza of having an education and as a result Eliza became attuned to her surroundings and developed a strong cockney accent that would take six months of language training to change. Throughout Pygmalion, "correct" language is portrayed as a unifying force. Eliza demonstrates that it can also be divisive in the following phrase, “Well, I am a child in your country. I have forgotten my own language, and can speak nothing but yours. That's the…

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