Varieties of Language - 726 Words
In sociolinguistics a variety, also called a lect, is a specific
form of a language or language cluster. This may include
languages, dialects, accents, registers, styles or other
sociolinguistic variation, as well as the standard variety itself.
Variation at the level of the lexicon, such as slang and argot, is
often considered in relation to particular styles or levels of
formality (also called registers), but such uses are sometimes
discussed as varieties...
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