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Defining a dialect http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGxlxOcS-tE How would you define a dialect? The term “dialect” refers to any variety of a language  which is shared by a group  of speakers.
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Misconceptions (myths) about dialects 1. A dialect is something that  someone else  speaks “We went to the coast of Carolina for a vacation and the  people there sure do speak a dialect.” REALITY Everyone who speaks a language speaks some dialect  of the language;  it is not possible to speak a language without speaking a  dialect of the language Question What dialect do you speak?
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Myths (cont) 2. Dialects always have highly noticeable features that  set them apart. “I know we speak a dialect in the mountains, but it’s a  very colorful way of speaking” REALITY Some dialects get more attention than others; 
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