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a. A regional or social variety of a language distinguished by pronunciation, grammar, or vocabulary, especially a variety of speech differing from the standard literary language or speech pattern of the culture in which it exists: Cockney is a dialect of English.
b. A variety of language that with other varieties constitutes a single language of which no single variety is standard: the dialects of Ancient Greek.
2. The language peculiar to the members of a group, especially in an occupation; jargon: the dialect of science.
3. The manner or style of expressing oneself in language or the arts.
4. A language considered as part of a larger family of languages or a linguistic branch. Not in scientific use: Spanish and French are Romance dialects.

[French dialecte, from Old French, from Latin dialectus, form of speech, from Greek dialektos, speech, from dialegesthai, to discourse, use a dialect : dia-, between, over; see dia- + legesthai, middle voice of legein, to speak; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

di′a·lec′tal adj.
di′a·lec′tal·ly adv.
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(Phonetics & Phonology) in a dialectal manner
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Votic verbs lammoa and lamota 'lie about, to rest lying' are peripheral: they are very restricted dialectally (VKS 574) and are not known to contemporary speakers.
Of the people addressing him or talking about him, only the narrator (ironically and comically) and Joe (dialectally and perhaps naively, only once) ever call him "Old Orlick" (7).
When confronted with unfamiliar phrases or dialectally or regionally-marked lexis in testimony, immigration interpreters, for example, resort to a range of emphatic strategies through which to seek clarification and which, in turn, have a dramatic effect on the testimony recorded.
Soja (1989: 81) thus makes the case for understanding the internal relations between the capitalist mode of production, spatial organisation, and the way they are 'dialectally interreactive' and 'interdependent'.
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This paper examines Bavarian dialect usage as found in posts on the public Facebook page of the Bavarian radio station "Antenne Bayern." This paper examines written representations of dialectal features specific to the whole of Bavaria, as well as dialectally colored Standard German.
(6) hy nuste ware hy were they NEG.knew where they were 'they didn't know where they were' (Stage I, contracted; corp145selt.tag) Contraction has been shown to be dialectally variable in Old and Middle English (Levin 1958, Hogg 2004, Iyeiri 1992,2001, Van Bergen 2008), with West Saxon Old English and Southern and West Midlands Middle English exhibiting contraction much more regularly.
The distribution of the adjective, both chronologically and dialectally, is set out in Table 4.
Gramscianism therefore highlights the seriousness of the interplay between theory and materiality, which is dialectally, not mechanically related.
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It is a subaltern orthodoxy (correct belief) dialectally contrasting the official one.