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conscious
used in Do You Speak American?

12 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
environmentally conscious
Definition
aware or concerned about something
  • One feature of Texas talk is how people employ it self-consciously as part of their identity.
    four — This Ain't Your Mama's South Anymore (86% in)

There are no more uses of "conscious" flagged with this meaning in Do You Speak American?.

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  • Does changing language mean a changing American consciousness?
    seven — Language from a State of Change (99% in)
  • All these things operate beneath consciousness, of course, making their detection even harder.
    two — Changing Dialects: Dingbatters Versus Hoi-Toiders (75% in)
  • Another Factor: Local Pride and Identity So—mysterious forces within society, operating beneath consciousness, are driving significant language change, making Americans from one region harder for others to understand at a time when other mass trends in our society are toward conformity.
    two — Changing Dialects: Dingbatters Versus Hoi-Toiders (76% in)
  • In Pittsburgh, this local reinforcement through language has become highly self-conscious, a constant topic of conversation and regular features in the local press.
    two — Changing Dialects: Dingbatters Versus Hoi-Toiders (79% in)
  • So—there is an evident, self-conscious class factor in how people wish their speech to be perceived.
    three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (15% in)
  • So MacNeil consciously began trying to modify those vowels, but found that it is not easy to change one's speech pattern—Shaw's Eliza Doolit-tle notwithstanding.
    three — Toward a Standard: Putting the "R" in "American" (31% in)
  • He says that hip-hop guards its "street-conscious" identity, using "slang" to connect with African Americans but standard English grammar to appeal to the white audience: "Many hip hop artists know that white suburban fans are attracted to those artists that maintain a core Black urban audience.
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (84% in)
  • He says that the more attention hip-hop artists pay to their speech, the more nonstandard it becomes, raising an interesting question: "Can the conscious use of these forms in the hip hop and the society as a whole, contribute to the continued Afro-Americanization' of African American Language," making it "more and more distinct from other varieties of English?"
    six — Bad-mouthing Black English (85% in)
  • When people with different patterns of speech try to communicate with each other, both sides of the conversation quite unconsciously shift their accent toward the middle.
    seven — Language from a State of Change (13% in)
  • Jayk quite unconsciously used like thirteen times, in both senses, in the next sixty-nine words: "Yeah, like, I, like, what 1 say, like, sometimes people just don't understand it, like, I, my terminology for certain things, which is, like, like, who, my clique, my group, like my friends, like, nobody else understands it, so if I go someplace new, they are, like, they don't know it so, like, and they are, like, they are, like, 'What are you talking about?
    seven — Language from a State of Change (65% in)
  • Does it indicate some unconscious uncertainty lurking in the psyches of young Californians and young Americans elsewhere?
    seven — Language from a State of Change (99% in)

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