Example sentences for: dialect

How can you use “dialect” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • Dialect differences can cause strife and disharmony, as can be witnessed in the contemporary dispute over the decision by a California school district to use Ebonics as a vehicle to teach Standard English.

  • At first sight this might appear to be a British regional dialect word, but there is no possible etymon even remotely like it recorded in Wright or the OED .

  • In some cases, murder, mayhem, and, to borrow a tasteless euphemism from social conflict, linguistic cleansing have been aroused by language—not by vituperation, cursing, and blasphemy but simply by being in the wrong place at the wrong time speaking a particular language or dialect.

  • If a regional speaker also uses the grammer, vocabularly, and idiom that are distinctive of his region, then we say he is speaking dialect.

  • Not just dialect words, but a great many of the so-called “residue” words in standard speech have conflicting etymologies.

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