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
    localism
    a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality
    regionalism
    a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region
    telegraphese
    language characterized by terseness and ellipsis as in telegrams
    vernacular
    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
    patois
    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
    brogue
    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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