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dialect

[dī′əlekt]
a variation of spoken language different from other forms of the same language in pronunciation, syntax, and word meanings. A particular dialect is usually shared by members of an ethnic group, socioeconomic group, or people living together in a geographic area.

dialect

Sociology A sublanguage system spoken in a region or by a particular group of people. See Ebonics. Cf Jargon, Slang.

di·a·lect

(dī'ă-lekt)
The aggregate of generally local shifts in pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary from a perceived less localized standard.
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Dialects are part of the wonderful heritage of our country; I have misgivings about anyone who doesn't possess one, and decry those who try to force our children to disown what is rightfully theirs.
But while Welsh-medium education is growing and the number of Welsh speakers is increasing, I believe there is a need to ensure dialects in the different parts of Wales are protected and transferred to future generations.
Social dialects are varieties of a language specific to a social group.
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The result provides an insight not only into the linguistic similarities of the two dialects but also it could serve as a spring board for increased rapprochement in particular among the younger generation, they said.
Previously, scholars argued that supposed evidence found in 18th and 19th century dialect dictionaries proved that the Bard used Warwickshire, Midlands or Cotswold dialects in his writing.
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This undoubtedly contributed to the preservation of their ancestral dialects, which continue to be used at home even to this day.
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