Author David Crystal claims that movie characters such as Yoda and Gollum are
excellent examples of non-standard English usage to teach children.
"Star Wars" Jedi master Yoda uses a sentence structure similiar to Anglo-Saxon,
while the dialect spoken by Sam Gamgee in "Lord of the Rings" is very different
from standard English. In The Stories of English
, academic David Crystal
discusses non-standard English and attacks the purists who would banish it.
"The devil speaks standard English, the fairies do, everybody does. In sci-fi,
you go out to a different planet and you meet aliens, but they speak standard
English. Sam Gamgee speaks non-standard English, Gollum speaks a weird
non-standard English. Tolkien is special."
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