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Dialect

The term dialect (from Latin , , from the Ancient Greek word , , "discourse", from , , "through" and , , "I speak") is used in two distinct ways to refer to two different types of linguistic phenomena:

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Dialect includes diction, syntax, and word usage. Do we have internet dialects driven by messaging lingo and memes?

Contributed by Katlyn Powers

Here's the main site for the research a student did on the distribution of dialect differences across the United States. I am guilty of saying "caul-ee-flower, falling in a very small minority. Explore the different maps to see where you fall, and if it matches where you live or if you're a Northerner who speaks like a Southerner.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

An article about the creation of maps representing the range of different terms used for the same thing. It's funny to see if you fall in the smallest group.

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