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The Dialect Of Grand Cayman, Aarona M. Kohlman Jan 1969

The Dialect Of Grand Cayman, Aarona M. Kohlman

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

From the linguistic point of view, e. dialect is not a language itself, distinct from other languages, nor is a dialect a foreign accent. Neither is it a manner of speaking that necessarily denotes or reveals inferiority of background, education, or intellectual capacity. Dialect is a technical term, not a derogatory term, and is without any emotional connotations or value judgments. It is .

• • • a specific form of a given language, spoken in a certain locality or geographic area, showing sufficient differences from the standard or literary form of that language, as to pronunciation, grammatical construction, and idiomatic usage or words ...