What do you think was most relevant from the Skype interview with Professor Anne Curzan, co-author of How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction?

What do you think was most relevant from the Skype interview with Professor Anne Curzan, co-author of How English Works: A Linguistic Introduction?
Refer to the Curzan and Adams (2012) chapter on Language Variation: describe “communities of practice.” What are some communities of practice that you belong to and participate in? How does the use of language vary in particular communities?
Discuss three factors that significantly changed the course of the history of English.
Tie the concepts in the course readings to the video(s) for this unit. Give specific examples from the videos of key terms/concepts from the readings.
Which aspects of this week’s readings/videos do you find potentially most relevant to your classroom teaching. Why?
Required reading
Curzan & Adams. Chapter 1: A Language Like English, pgs. 1-13
Curzan & Adams. Chapter 11: Language Variation
Curzan & Adams. Chapter 12: American Dialects, pgs. 393-394, 402-406
Required viewing
Curzan, A. (2011, August 4). Language and Authority [on 2SC]
Where did English come from? – Claire Bowern

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