non·stand·ard [non–stan-derd] –adjective 2. not conforming in pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, etc., to the usage characteristic of and considered acceptable by most educated native speakers; lacking in social prestige or regionally or socially limited in use: a nonstandard dialect; nonstandard English. Compare standard (def. 27). (1) the idea that language has a ‘standard’ is a vitally […]

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at the center of the field of linguistics lies this word, which, when looked at with all the underlying meanings, connotations, and purposes of usage that it bears, can be loosely referred to as ‘loaded.’ unraveling its surrounding ideological concerns is the primary focus of this writing space. the value of this effort lies in […]

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