‘What’s Wrong With Nonstandard Dialects?’by Barrie England

Barrie England’s latest blog post is title “What’s Wrong With Nonstandard Dialects ?”.

Barrie says,”What, I wonder, do such people make of nonstandard British regional dialects? Here are examples from four of them. Are these equally ungrammatical, illiterate, incorrect, sloppy and lazy? Or are they dialects which have the same linguistic validity as Standard English, but which for political, economic and social reasons weren’t selected for standardization?.”