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Understanding the Importance of Standard and Non-Standard English Dialects

What is the proper way to speak English? That all depends on context! Using formal English grammar in a cover letter when applying for a professional job may help you land an interview, but it won't likely win you friends at a party. In this session we use the tools of linguistics (the scientific study of language) to discuss the importance of understanding both standard and non-standard dialects of English.

Co-sponsored by Global Student Success and the Department of Linguistics. This workshop series from Global Student Success is designed for international and non-native English speaking learners.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 9:00am to 9:45am

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