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Language and the individual

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FOA: Language and the individual language profile (Development of language in social classes) Definitions:
Language: The method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way. Social class: A status hierarchy in which individuals and groups are classified on the basis of esteem and prestige acquired mainly through economic success and accumulation of wealth. Variables in social class

Power:
– The degree to which a person can control other people
• Wealth (emphasis on this variable)
– Objects or symbols owned by people which have value attached to them (luxury things) • Prestige
– The degree of respect, favorable regard, or importance accorded to a person by members of http://www.english.wisc.edu/rfyoung/336/class.pdf
Theory of the development of language
According to the psychologist Frederic Skinner:
The Learning perspective argues that children imitate what they see and hear, and that children learn from punishment and reinforcement.(Shaffer,Wood,& Willoughby,2002). The main theorist associated with the learning perspective is B.F. Skinner. Skinner argued that adults shape the speech of children by reinforcing the babbling of infants that sound most like words. (Skinner,1957,as cited in Shaffer,et.al,2002).   Money and Education

According to Louis F. DeBoar (President of Time Warner International Publishing) Education is an expensive function, and therefore the connection between money and education is a frequent issue. A family who haves more wealth can put their children in a private school because this family can afford a good school. But what does this mean? This means that the children of this family develop a broader language because the children of this family are surrounded by a language with quality in the school. The vicious circle

When a family is poor, they can’t afford for a private school, or simply they can't afford put their sons in any school, so this children’s will have reduced job opportunities, and this will cause that the children’s be poor. Education and language (Jesica Seribantti Professor in science education It is logical that if we talk about education directly or indirectly linked to it is the issue of language. Children, who go to school, develop a broader language because they being constantly listening a language of quality. Unlike, children in a poor family, perhaps unable to attend school so they developed a language full of errors and very reduced. Language in lower social class:

Hill Billy: is the name that is used to name the poor person who lives in hills Redneck: is the same but is refers to the working class.

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