Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Received this quote today.

Quotation of the Day: "The bright lower- or middle-class English youth who by dint of native ability and application wins a scholarship at one of the first-class public schools and learns upper-class English from his classmates simply by the force of social pressure, he doesn't get it from his English master -- at least not to any appreciable degree. This is informal learning." Albert H. Marckwardt, "Linguistics and English Composition," in A Linguistics Reader 18, 22 (Graham Wilson ed., 1967).