Student or Learner
English Language is said to be a dialect as it has varieties which are mutually intelligible with one another. But even when there is mutual intelligibility among them, sometimes some linguistic features posit threats to any form of communication breakdown(s).
How would you cope with the communication breakdown if, one day you find yourself in a situation where both Englishes (yours and your interlocutor's) seem not to understand each other?
Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.
Not all variants and dialects are as mutually intelligible as you suggest.
Last edited by bhaisahab; 06-Sep-2012 at 09:34.