non-standard speech

Definitions of non-standard speech
  1. noun
    speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
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    baby talk, babytalk
    the developing speech of a young child
    baby talk, babytalk, motherese
    an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child
    accent, dialect, idiom
    the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
    a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality
    a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region
    language characterized by terseness and ellipsis as in telegrams
    the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)
    argot, cant, jargon, lingo, patois, slang, vernacular
    a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)
    slang, slang expression, slang term
    informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions; often vituperative or vulgar
    street name
    slang for something (especially for an illegal drug)
    eye dialect
    the use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker
    a regional dialect of a language (especially French); usually considered substandard
    rhyming slang
    slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component
    a strong regional accent, especially an Irish or Scottish accent
    type of:
    language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication
    (language) communication by word of mouth
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