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In What Ways Is Language Used To Label Different Social Groups An Important Issue

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In What Ways Is Language Used To Label Different Social Groups An Important Issue? Language being used to represent a person's social class is an important issue because it is not a reliable way to people, even though labelling people is wrong in the first place. People can use language even if they come from a different group. For instance within the youth of today take the divides of the "Townies and Chavs" which are traditionally formed of "popular people" to the "Goth's grungers, skaters and other alternatives" If you were to be heard saying something like "mush" or "init" (a form of isn't it) ...read more.

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But both the alternative semantic field and the popular semantic field use terms such as "dirty little grunger/goth" or "you chav scum" this is a use of semantic derogation because it implies that everyone in that social group(s) are the same, some people may argue differently but if you get down to the basic facts that is what it is implying Titles are also used to conjure up social groups for people. If someone were called a Lord or Lady, you would automatically think that they were of an upper class. However it might be that they are "common as mud" and just done something heroic or of importance. ...read more.

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Another problem with putting people into groups based on language is that if one group say teenagers are found effing and blinding all over the place every teenage gets tarred with the same brush. Another example can be that upper class people are commonly seen as pompous people because of how they speak or at least used to speak. Language does stick with people throughout time So far it would appear that using language to label social groups is an issue because like a lot of things within language they become warped beyond their original meanings. People use a mixture of default assumption, semantic fields and semantic derogation to place people within groups. ?? ?? ?? ?? Karl Rudge ...read more.

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