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DIALECT DEFENDED

USE OF STANDARD ENGLISH In a humorous vein, Mr. W. J. Yqung, in an address to-day to a luncheon meeting of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, denounced the tendency to adopt standard English. Speaking in defence of dialect, Mr. Young said dialect was traceable back to Anglo-Saxon origins, whereas standard English was the result of the Norman conquest. The origins and reasons for prejudice against dialect were touched on lightly, and examples quoted by the speaker caused considerable amusement.

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DIALECT DEFENDED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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DIALECT DEFENDED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 186, 8 August 1945

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