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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.
References in classic literature ?
Hold it safe, father," the other answered, in the same soft, mincing dialect.
The Norman Conquest put a stop to the progress of the West-Saxon dialect toward complete supremacy, restoring the dialects of the other parts of the island to their former positions of equal authority.
The dialect is that of the Northwest Midland, scarcely more intelligible to modern readers than Anglo-Saxon, but it indicates that the author belonged to the same border region between England and Wales from which came also Geoffrey of Monmouth and Laghamon, a region where Saxon and Norman elements were mingled with Celtic fancy and delicacy of temperament.
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1997]), and Baznaye (Hezy Mutzafi, "The Neo-Aramaic dialect of Maha Khtaya d-Baz: Phonology, Morphology, and Texts," JSS XLV/2 [2000]: 293-322) have previously been documented, although the documentation of the latter two variants differs in some respects from those documented by Talay, as their informants were not from the Khabur region and they had developed under the influence of other Neo-Aramaic dialects.
Retired teacher Johnny Handle has been crowned this year's National Dialect Champion after performing his poem, Old Man Of The Village, for judges.
I learnt the dialect because I've lived here all my life and perhaps I picked it up stronger as I worked in the pits for 13 years, first at Throckley, then all the way along to Montague, Walbottle, Rising Sun and Ellington, before becoming a school teacher," said Mr Handle.
The PTRs do, however, provide the ideal identified by Fisiak, and considering that the lay subsidy rolls were suitable, though with some additional documents, for a ME dialect survey (Kristensson 1967, 1987, 1995, 2001a, 2002), the fact that the PTRs contain a greater percentage of the population than the subsidy rolls means that they can be justifiably analysed in a dialect study.
net, unlike other singers who were successful in singing songs with the Moroccan dialect, such as Lebanese singers Diana Haddad, Myriam Fares and Pascal Mashlani, Assi's song has been struck with bad luck from the moment it was released for using a term not-existent in the Moroccan dictionary.
Bill Etheridge, UKIP candidate for the West Midlands, has been left angry over recent criticism of the Black Country dialect.
Director and designer Jon Plant said: "We researched the dialect, talked to Yorkshiremen and women about the things they say and visited the area.
According to Archbishop Chrysostomos II (or 'GoldenMouth' II, true story), the cessation of punishment for use of the Cypriot dialect in schools as effected by the previous government has constituted a threat to our 'Greek national consciousness'.
Each dialect section opens with an introduction to the dialect, its sounds and speaking elements, practice sentences with phonetic pointers, and standard references in media, and then a set of male and female monologues from television, film, and radio.