Vernacular Dialect

Written by Alex Levin

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A vernacular dialect is a variety of English that is associated with a socially subordinate group. This term is analogous to the term ‘vernacular language’ in the way that the latter is used to identify a local or native language vis-à-vis the official standard language in a multilingual society.

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