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Phonetic -Chapter2

Language System of communication whereby speakers and hearers, using a set of internalized operations, can relate sound and meaning.
Dialect A variation of a language that may result from isolation of one form or another.
Bidialectal A person who uses two dialects appropriately.
Foreign dialects or accents Not the result of isolation, rather the result of linguistic transfer.
Linguistic transfer The influence that our native language has on the way we speak our second language.
Major Regional Dialect Areas Pacific Northwest, Pacific Southwest, Central Plains, North Central, South Central, Southern
Major Dialects of American English General American, Eastern American, Southern American, African American
Register Style of speech adjusted to the percieved needs of the listener (child register, adult register, formal register, informal register)
Register adjustment Loudness, intonation, level of vocabulary
Idiolect Speech form characteristic of a single individual; the result of the speech history of an individual
Created by: jayharris22