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Dialect, Slang, & Colloquialisms. Literary Devices/Techniques that are used in writing & intended to create a special effect or feeling. Dialect. Representation of a language spoken by the people of a particular place, time, or social group

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    1. Dialect, Slang, &Colloquialisms Literary Devices/Techniques that are used in writing & intended to create a special effect or feeling

    2. Dialect • Representation of a language spoken by the people of a particular place, time, or social group • Regional Dialect – spoken in a specific geographic area • Social Dialect – spoken by members of a specific social group or class • In different areas of a country, people have accents and use phrases and words that are unique to their region. • Cajun Dialect Video

    3. Dialect Quiz – match each word below with its synonym. ____1. bubbler (North) a. sub sandwich ____2. tonic (New England) b. avocado ____3. grinder (New England) c. jeans ____4. dungarees (Mid-Atlantic) d. water fountain ____5. commode (South) e. bathroom ____6. alligator pear (South) f. soft drink (pop)

    4. Slang • informal words or phrases used in casual conversation • Examples: • okay, cool, hip, bad • Recent slang • steezy (stylish), neglexter (someone who doesn’t return texts), funtaneous (a person who is both fun and spontaneous), awesomesauce (really awesome)

    5. Slang • How well do you know slang? • Slang Quiz

    6. Slang • Some slang words have been around longer than we think • “bad” to mean “good” has been around since 1897. • “not” as in to contradict oneself, “I am really cool ---- not!” dates back to the 1890’s. • “dude” is first found in a letter dated 1877.

    7. Colloquialisms • Common word or phrase that is used in everyday speech • May be specific to a geographic region (y’all) • Authorsuse colloquialisms to develop characterization • Gonna, wanna, gimme • Kid • What’s up? • How’s it going? • Old as the hills Name that colloquialism • Clip