4. Dialects[1][1] - Dialects Definingadialect

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–5. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Dialects
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
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.
Background image of page 2
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?
Background image of page 3

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
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; 
Background image of page 4
Image of page 5
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 08/19/2011 for the course SSA 4930 taught by Professor Essegbey during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

Page1 / 7

4. Dialects[1][1] - Dialects Definingadialect

This preview shows document pages 1 - 5. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online