Dialect

IB English A: Language & Literature: Dialect

A dialect is a unique and distinguishable combination of vocabulary, pronunciation and syntax. Technically speaking from a linguistic perspective, the only difference between a language and a dialect is that a language is usually standardized. A language is a dialect that has gained a recognized, official status. This admittedly racist ad from the 1950s uses a dialect from the American South that has a unique use...


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