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The Influence of Immigration on a Dialectal Continuum of London

Student: Darya Korobova

Supervisor: Sergey Ryabchun

Faculty: School of Foreign Languages

Educational Programme: Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2020

The notions of multiculturalism and linguistic diversity are now highly relevant than at any time in history. The people of London are now culturally and linguistically diversified and one can hear dozens of various languages in the streets of the city. It remains the fact, however, that the common language through which all ethnic minorities can communicate with each other is English, with all its' variability in a score of multiple accents within the country. This paper raises the question of whether immigration is the main factor affecting the dialectic continuum in London. Moreover, it is necessary to study the main English accents spoken by city residents. The work is structured into five sections, respectively, an introduction, three chapters, and a conclusion. The first chapter highlights the basic concepts that are essential for understanding the research subject and subsequent study and analysis. The second chapter reviews the scientific background of the concept of the UK Class System. The third chapter reflects a critical qualitative analysis of the relevant scientific literature on multiculturalism and linguistic diversity.

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