Language & Language Regions: Definitions & Dialects

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Some people say the word 'wonder' with a distinct pronunciation of the 'r' at the end. Others, might say the same word and leave the 'r' sound off to end their pronunciation sounding more like 'ah'. These differences in pronunciation are called _____.

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1. What do we call a variation in a language that involves the use of different word choices, spellings, and pronunciations?

2. All of the following statements about language are true, EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of language particularities in regards to places and/or social groups. In order to pass the quiz, you will need to know terms, phrases and facts related to how language changes in different regions of the world.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The term used to describe shared linguistic understanding
  • Characteristics of language
  • The definition of 'accent'
  • Terminology used to describe the use of different word choices, spellings and pronunciation

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related language and dialects lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as language and accent
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding regional differences in language use

Additional Learning

Want to learn more about regional language and dialect? Check out the corresponding lesson on Language Regions & Dialects. This lesson will help you:

  • Define terms such as language, accent and dialect
  • Understand the concept of mutual intelligibility
  • Identify how language changes by region
  • Recognize that languages change and develop over time and by location
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