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Definition 1: speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community - [noun denoting communication]

(non-standard speech is a kind of ...) (language) communication by word of mouth

"his speech was garbled" "he uttered harsh language" "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

(... is a kind of non-standard speech ) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

(... is a kind of non-standard speech ) the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)

(... is a kind of non-standard speech ) language characterized by terseness and ellipsis as in telegrams

(... is a kind of non-standard speech ) a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region

(... is a kind of non-standard speech ) a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality

(... is a kind of non-standard speech ) the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people

"the immigrants spoke an odd dialect of English" "he has a strong German accent" "it has been said that a language is a dialect with an army and navy"

(... is a kind of non-standard speech ) an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child

(... is a kind of non-standard speech ) the developing speech of a young child

(... is a kind of non-standard speech ) informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar

"their speech was full of slang expressions"

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