Slang Essay In English

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Slang are words that are not part of standard vocabulary or language and are used informally these words are mostly used in speech rather than writing. Slang usually used by young people, although nowadays many old and young people use it in texting each other or at home, schools and public places. One example the word ‘innit’ which means ‘is not it’ and nowadays most of the British people use it in daily life. Another example, most of young people use the word ‘fam’ which means ‘close friend’ or ‘family’ and the word ‘bare’ that means ‘lots of’ or ‘many’.
Dialect is the language of an area such as Birmingham, London or Liverpool. In each area people use different language features as an example in Birmingham, people do not pronounce the letter
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For example, most of the people who live in Birmingham call bread ‘ bread roll’ but there are some other group who lives in the same area call it ‘ cab’ or ‘bap’.
Idiolect is an individual type of language. Each person has his different way of speaking to people, it is different how everyone talks to their friends, family and colleagues. For example, not on purpose I add a little bit of Arabic accent with my spoken English language which makes it difficult for others to catch what I say quickly.
Idiolect relates to sociolect as the social environment effects that person lives and change their way of pronunciation, the word and the phrase. Sociolect relates to dialect because they are all in the same community as the social groups takes takes the language of the area which is dialect. The main factors which contribute to idiolect are friends, family and the place that you have lived in the past and the place where you live now. An example of this is me as am from Iraq and lived in Morocco and now living in the United
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Slang terms and text-speak such as IDK (I don 't know), SMH (shaking my head), and BTW (by the way) have become a common sight on student assignments, befuddling some high school teachers who are unsure how to fix this growing problem. They do not capitalise words or use punctuation anymore. Even in E-mails to teachers or [on] writing assignments, any word longer than one syllable is now abbreviated to

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