Dialects and varieties
Download
1 / 5

Dialects and Varieties - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 495 Views
  • Uploaded on

Dialects and Varieties. Deny A. Kwary http://www.kwary.net Airlangga University. Regional Dialects. Regional variation in pronunciation, in the choices and forms of words, and in syntax. Dialect geography: a map of the distributions of various linguistic features.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Dialects and Varieties' - shaina


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Dialects and varieties l.jpg

Dialects and Varieties

Deny A. Kwary

http://www.kwary.net

Airlangga University


Regional dialects l.jpg
Regional Dialects

  • Regional variation in pronunciation, in the choices and forms of words, and in syntax.

  • Dialect geography: a map of the distributions of various linguistic features.

  • Isogloss: a line drawn to show a dialect boundary between adjacent areas.


Dialect vs accent l.jpg
Dialect vs. Accent

  • The term dialect should not be confused with the term accent.

    • Accent: the pronunciation

    • Dialect: the pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar

  • The so-called ‘best’ English accent:

    • The Received Pronunciation (RP)

    • It is also called the Queen’s English, Oxford English, and BBC English.


Social dialects l.jpg
Social Dialects

  • Social dialects originate among social groups and are mainly related to social class, religion, and ethnicity.

  • E.g. In Baghdad, the Christian, Jewish, and Muslim inhabitants speak different varieties of Arabic.


Styles registers and beliefs l.jpg
Styles, Registers, and Beliefs

  • Styles: formal vs. informal

  • Registers: associated with occupational groups.

  • Beliefs: judgement about ‘better’ or ‘worse’ varieties.