Term: Dialects

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A dialect is a variety of a language that is spoken by a group in a particular area or of a social group or class. It can have a different accent and pronunciation, vocabulary and use different grammatical structures.

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See Also: Accent; Standard English; Received Pronunciation; Idiolect; Jargon; Slang; Pidgin; Creole

Category: Varieties and Dialects