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Dialect, Jargon, and Slang

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Skye Roberson

on 10 September 2014

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Transcript of Dialect, Jargon, and Slang

Dialect, Jargon, and Slang
And slang?
Slang and jargon are similar in that they appeal to specialized groups, but slang is informal.
Slang does not require technical knowledge.
Can be specific to subcultures.
Can also be diffused into the mainstream culture. Ex: cool.
Example: tramp stamp is a lower back tattoo.
For your paper...
Consider what specialized language your community speaks.

Assume your audience has no knowledge of your group.

For the rest of the class period, identify and define a few words specific to your group.

Let me know if you have questions.
What about jargon?
Specialized language linked to a certain field.
Very technical.
Almost impossible for outsiders to understand.
What dialect do we belong to?
Take the quiz and find out!
Let's play!
The Slang Game!
What is dialect?
A regional or social deviation in language.
Not to be confused with accents, which is how the language is spoken.
Ya'll is an example of dialect because it is word.
"Winder" is an example of accent because the word is actually window.
The winner gets an extension on any paper!
In the case of a tie, we will have an abbreviation tie breaker!
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