A particular form of a language that is peculiar to a specific region or social group
the island dialect was influenced by the Spanish in the sixteenth century
(The use of) nonstandard respelling (sometimes for comic effect) to represent dialectal or colloquial pronunciation (as Aw knaow for standard I know), or standard pronunciation not predictable from regular orthography (as enuff for standard enough).
A collection of maps showing the geographical variations in speech forms across a particular region.
A form or variety of language used by the members of a particular social group; frequently contrasted with regional dialect.
The ancient Greek dialect of the Ionians, from which Attic developed; = sense B. 2.
(Originally) a language or language variety used in social situations; (now chiefly Linguistics) a language variety used by a particular social group or class.
An expert in, or student of, the geographical variation of language forms.
The geographical variation of language forms; the study of this.
Of or relating to the geographical variation of language forms.