more thoughts on “Differences”

I had the thought this morning that there are more ideas I can add to uses of language to describe things: topography and geopolitical/political borders
Also, I need to think about labeling v. identity
Question: How can I teach members of my hometown monoliguistic English speaking town that many people are now using WEs?


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  1. I think the question we must first ask is why they need this knowledge and how they will use it. The answers to these two questions will guide the pedagogy. WEs is a very context-specific phenomenon. We’re talking about this right now in class! I probably shouldn’t acknowledge that I’m writing on this in class.

    Instead of teaching them about variations, teach them how to approach variations as they are met with them in their experiences.

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