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Copy of Dialect

Discussing the use of dialect in literature.
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Cathy Wiley

on 29 September 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Dialect

Let's explore dialect further.
Dialect
Examples
The language of a specific area, group of people, or class.
This includes the sounds, grammar, and diction used in a particular area.

DIALECT IS NOT THE SAME AS DIALOG!
What is it???
Why is it used???
It makes characters more realistic and easier to connect to.
Where did they live?
The use of dialect tells the reader where the character is from.
In the south...
In Boston...
Maybe they are from a different country.
Characters may have different dialects to show a significant difference between them.
How are the Tucks different from the Fosters?
Dialect in Literature helps differentiate characters.
Different dialects can show social or geographic barriers.
"How'd it be if you was to wait till you're seventeen, heck that's only seven years off."
-Tuck Everlasting
"We's safe, Huck, we's safe! Jump up and crack yo' heels!
Huckleberry Finn
"Good evening! May I come in? I have happy news for you."
-Tuck Everlasting
You'se guys.
Y'all
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