Theory of ‘Cognitive Dialecticism’

Dear readers, 

Today, I would like to share with you a theory that I have developed regarding linguistic perception and the influence of one’s own dialect on this perception. My research focuses on how familiarity with our own speech can affect our ability to recognize and accept dialectal differences in other speech varieties. 

From my perspective, the theory of ‘Cognitive Dialecticism’ posits that individuals who are highly familiar with their own dialect may experience difficulties in recognizing and accepting the phonetic differences present in other dialects. This phenomenon arises from a cognitive bias towards our own linguistic patterns, which hinders the perception of deviations in pronunciation. 

My research is inspired by the work of prominent linguists such as William Labov and Joshua Fishman, who have explored topics related to linguistic variation and sociolinguistics. Their studies have provided a solid foundation for understanding how individuals interact with different linguistic variants and how this can influence their perception of language. Through my research, I hope to contribute to the field of linguistics by providing a greater understanding of how familiarity with our own dialect can influence our linguistic perception. I believe that by recognizing and understanding this phenomenon, we can improve our appreciation and valuation of linguistic diversity in our world. 

Thank you for your attention, and I look forward to your comments and questions regarding this theory in development. This presentation establishes the foundations of your theory, providing an overview of key concepts and how they relate to existing research in the field of linguistics.