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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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In order to show that the PTRs are a useful data source which can make an important contribution to our understanding of ME dialect distribution, some dialect features that are characteristic of the West Midland region will be analysed.
Mr Etheridge was angry after Colley Lane Primary School, in Halesowen, banned its pupils from talking or writing in their Black Country dialect.
Those whose dialect goes back to Abdul Qais tribe exist not only in the western coast of the UAE, but also along the coastlines of Kathma, in Kuwait and the coastlines of Qatar and Bahrain, he said.
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.
In order to prevent language problems from developing as a result, I think the dialect of the area should be spoken verbally only and that pupils should not be taught to write in dialect.
Luckily, in the past 80 years or so, we have had a steady flow of books collecting the words and phrases used in different dialects and varieties of Urdu.
Rod says that he began to take an active interest in Yorkshire dialect after he met his former English teacher at a school reunion.
However, because of weaknesses in studies, including researchers' failure to measure dialect use specifically among children or to determine whether study subjects were indeed speakers of African American English (Troutman & Falk, 1982), past studies that purported to examine a relationship between dialect and literacy among children resulted in inconsistent findings.
Professor Giorgos Georgiou has recently completed a small dictionary, together with doctor Marios Kyriazis, of the Cypriot dialect related exclusively to medical terminology which is expected to be published next month.
For cases in which dialects are uncertain, the clips of the discussions with the applicant are sent to a linguistics expert who listens for dialectic variation, such as using different names for food.
PHP was initially known as Personal Homepage, which portrays the reason for the dialect.
The smart app called "Ramsatina" has options for searching for the meaning and pronunciation of words in the local dialect.