bidialectalism

play
noun bi·di·a·lec·tal·ism \ˌbī-ˌdī-ə-ˈlek-təl-ˌi-zəm\

Definition of bidialectalism

  1. :  facility in using two dialects of the same language; also :  the teaching of Standard English to pupils who normally use a nonstandard dialect

bidialectal

play \ˌbī-ˌdī-ə-ˈlek-təl\ adjective

First Known Use of bidialectalism

1958


Learn More about bidialectalism


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bidialectalism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to reach the highest or a decisive point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!