Dialects are linguistic
varieties which differ in pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar from each other
and from Standard English (which is itself a dialect).
Dialects can be usefully
defined as ‘sub-forms of languages which are, in general, mutually comprehensible’.
British linguists distinguish dialect from accent, which refers only to
pronunciation. Thus, any educated English speaker can use the vocabulary and
grammar of Standard English, but different speakers use their own local words
for everyday objects or actions, regional accent, or Received Pronunciation,
which within the UK is considered an accent distinguished by class rather than
by region. American linguists, however, include pronunciation differences as
part of the definition of regional or social dialects. The combination of
differences in pronunciation and use of local words may make some English
dialects almost incomprehensible to speakers from other regions. The major
native dialects of English are often divided by linguists into the three general
categories of the British Isles dialects, those of North America and those of
One of the best ways to
explore the culture, customs, and cuisine of a country is to visit a market.
There you can observe the local people, taste their food, and buy their wares.
You will also meet colorful traders who do their utmost to communicate with
you—whatever your language.
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It’s obvious that everyday language is significant. We use official words much rarely than non-official ones. That is why people who don’t know foreign slang have got a lot of problems in communication when they are in a new country. You don’t orientate yourself innon-official English, do you? Don’t bother! We’ll study together....