Regional & Dialectical Variations of Standard English


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How many regional dialects exist in the United States?

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1. In the United States, people with this regional dialect of American English often call doughnuts 'fatcakes':

2. What influenced the development of the Pacific Northwest dialect in America?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess and review what you know about the regional and dialectic variations in the United States with a quiz and worksheet. This resource will review the names and locations of the dialects as well as influences on our language.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet is designed to check your understanding of:

  • The number of regional dialects in the United States
  • The dialect that calls doughnuts 'fatcakes'
  • The influence on the Pacific Northwest dialect
  • What impacted the Yorkshire dialect

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on dialectal variations of standard English
  • Knowledge application - review what you know about what influenced the dialect of the Pacific Northwest to answer a question about it
  • Information recall - see if you can remember the name of the standard accent paired with standard English in the UK

Additional Learning

You can take a closer look at this topic in the lesson Regional & Dialectical Variations of Standard English. This lesson offers a deeper review of:

  • Why it's difficult to count the number of dialects
  • What is considered the 'Queen's English'
  • The number of suspected dialects in the UK
  • Who speaks cockney
  • Examples and characteristics of the different US English dialects