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Title: Second dialect acquisition
Contributor(s): Siegel, Jeff (author)
Publication Date: 2012
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Abstract: Second dialect acquisition (SDA) refers to the learning of another dialect of a language as opposed to learning a separate language. Dialects are defined here as varieties that speakers perceive as belonging to the same language. One dialect differs from another in vocabulary, pronunciation and/or morphosyntax, and in its association with a particular geographic region or social group. SDA is concerned mainly with three broad types of dialects: (1) national dialects such as Canadian and Australian English and Mexican and European Spanish; (2) regional dialects such as Yorkshire and Liverpool English in England, and Swabian and Bavarian in Germany; and (3) ethnic dialects such as Aboriginal English in Australia and African American English and Chicano Spanish in the USA.
Publication Type: Entry In Reference Work
Source of Publication: The Routledge Encyclopedia of Second Language Acquisition, p. 568-571
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
ISBN: 9780203135945
Field of Research (FOR): 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
HERDC Category Description: N Entry In Reference Work
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