Monday, 9 November 2009

Accent and Dialect

  • Accent – A distinct way of pronouncing a language

  • Dialect – a variety of a language that is distinguished from others by changes in phonology, grammar, and vocabulary
  • Creole – A combination of two or more languages into one
  • Pidgin – A simplified form of language
  • Standard English (S.E.) - is a term generally applied to a form of the English language that is thought to be normative for educated native speakers.
  • Jargon – is a terminology which relates to one particular group, activity or profession
  • Slang – is the the use of highly informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speaker's dialect or language.

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