STANDARD VARIETY. A term in LINGUISTICS for the STANDARD form of a language: ‘The standard variety of British or American English would perhaps not have served this purpose. The language of Indian writing in English is the natural product of an alien medium in interaction and interference with native languages and native cultures’ ( R. R. Mehrotra, ‘Indian Literature in English’, in English Across Cultures, Cultures Across English, eds. Ofelia Garcia & Ricardo Otheguy, 1989).
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British English , BRITISH ENGLISH Short from BrE. The English language as used in Britain. The phrase contrasts with kinds of ENGLISH used elsewhere, and especially wi… Standard , STANDARD A prestigious and uniform variety of a LANGUAGE: the literary standard, standard English. The application of the term to language dates from… Variety , variety •banditti, bitty, chitty, city, committee, ditty, gritty, intercity, kitty, nitty-gritty, Pitti, pity, pretty, shitty, slitty, smriti, spitty… Vernacular , ver·nac·u·lar / vərˈnakyələr/ • n. 1. (usu. the vernacular) the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people in a particular country or region:… English Language , English language. This originated in the speech of small groups of Anglo-Saxon settlers in eastern Britain in the 5th and 6th cents. It is now not on… Norse , NORSE Also Old Norse, Scandinavian, and (with particular reference to its use in England) DANISH. The SCANDINAVIAN LANGUAGES in an early, relatively…
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