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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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We need to include all of the varieties of English: regional dialects, nonstandard, and marginalized varieties.
Al Faisal said that years ago people used to blame colonisation and regional dialect on the decline of the Arabic, but now the Arabic language faces a bigger danger, which is the dominance of the west, whether economically or culturally.
The 'Bab on Board' branded badges are being handed out at travel shops around the region along with a standard version 'Baby on Board' for those who don't understand the regional dialect.
Caribbean and Pacific whales have different repertoires of codas, like a regional dialect, but the "Five Regular" call-a pattern of five evenly spaced clicks- is thought to have the universal function of individual identity because it is used by sperm whales worldwide.
It is appearing all over the UK and when that appears in a regional dialect you start to ask: 'Is this a regional dialect or not?
You have to have a regional dialect to get anywhere these days.
The tiny regional dialect is becoming obsolete, warns Geva Kleinberger, and in an effort to preserve it, he presents texts that can serve as basic materials for a large spectrum of researchers in history, anthropology, and sociology--and even zoology and botany.
Callers are never asked for their details, their calls are never recorded or traced, and no record is kept of the caller's gender or regional dialect.
As stated in the translator's preface, at least five entries have been omitted in the translation due to the complications between regional dialect and standard Mandarin Chinese, the content of which will be problematic to the Western reader.
Police official Markus Mitloehner said that the man is thought to be a local since he speaks the regional dialect - with nary a trace of Obama's more professorial accent.
Something wise is still wise even if spelt wrong or said in a regional dialect I keep telling myself.
The child of Hiroshima immigrants, she was born in 1930 and raised in Vancouver's Japanese-Canadian society, where she was enculturated to Hiroshima customs and traditions and also to the regional dialect.

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