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English language features relating to speech dialogue dialect slang monologue

Finally, there are several language effects covering the ways in which people speak, which we have put under the heading Speech. For instance, dialect is a form of language specific to a region or social group, and slang consists of very informal words and phrases such as “cop” instead of “police officer”


  • Dialogue (people speaking to each other)
  • Dialect (language used in specific regions or by particular social groups, e.g. gang language)
  • Slang (very informal words and phrases, often restricted to particular groups of people)
  • Monologue (a long speech by one person)
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