Accents and dialects Key terms

Term Definition
Accent An accent is the way in which we pronunciation words.
Dialect A Dialect is a variety that is distinguished by a social group or geographical location.
Idiolect An idiolect is a verity of language features and characteristics that are used by an individual. It is also what makes someone unique.
Sociolect A sociolect is a variety of language used by a particular social group. For example, age, class and ethnicity.

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