Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies
Vol 2, No 1 (2015): March

Good and Bad English: How to Deal with Language Variation and Change in Language Learning

Oktavianti, Ikmi Nur ( Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Yogyakarta, Indonesia )

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Publish Date
01 Mar 2015


AbstractLanguage practitioners often seem language phenomena as degeneration or decay. This is something misleading and need to be taken seriously into consideration. Purists and prescriptivists should see the phenomena not only from the normative point of view but also from the science of language itself, which is still forgotten. This article thus attempts to propose insights from linguistics related to the term good and bad language, with the focus on good and bad English. Is there any good and bad language? The answer to the question can only be given at best by elaborating the linguistics concept. This discussion is of benefit for language learning of which it is closely related.

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Ahmad Dahlan Journal of English Studies (ADJES), with registered number ISSN 2477-2879 (online), 2356-5012 (print), is a journal which is published by Universitas Ahmad Dahlan. This journal is published twice a year in March and September. We accept mainly research-based articles related to English ...