Language_and_dialect2011CLEAR

Language_and_dialect2011CLEAR - Language and Dialect What's...

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Language and Dialect
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What's the difference between dialect and language?
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IDIOLECT
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Shibboleth Etymology: From Hebrew תלובש (šibbōlet, “ear of wheat”), with reference to Judges 12:5-6: ‘Gilead then cut Ephraim off from the fords of the Jordan, and whenever Ephraimite fugitives said, “Let me cross,” the men of Gilead would ask, “Are you an Ephraimite?” If he said, “No,” they then said, “Very well, say Shibboleth.” If anyone said “Sibboleth”, but could not pronounce it, they would then seize him and kill him by the fords of the Jordan.’ (New Jerusalem Bible)
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Popular vs. social 1) “ Language” can often refer to your own linguistic variety and dialect” to the variety spoken by someone else, usually someone thought of as inferior. 2) Or "language" can mean the generally accepted "standard" or radio-talk language of a country , while “dialects” are homely versions of it that vary from region to region (i.e. vernaculars) and may not be pronounced the way the so-called "language" is.
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Political vs. linguistic
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