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Dialect Mini-Lesson. Miss Gay English 8. Dialect. Dialect is a way of speaking that is associated with a specific geographical region or group of people. Authors use dialect to give their writing the feel of a particular place.

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dialect mini lesson

Dialect Mini-Lesson

Miss Gay

English 8

dialect
Dialect
  • Dialect is a way of speaking that is associated with a specific geographical region or group of people.
  • Authors use dialect to give their writing the feel of a particular place.
  • They also use dialect to show information about the character(s), such as economic or social class.
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Dialect
  • A dialect may have its own vocabulary, grammar, and system of pronunciation.
  • Most countries and cultures have one main dialect.
  • In the U.S., it is standard English; although, several regional dialects exist.
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Dialect
  • When writers use dialect, it is spelled exactly as it is said or pronounced.
  • Ex: “When ‘yall coming ova?” Marie yelled loudly.
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