bidialectalism

noun
bi·di·a·lec·tal·ism | \ ˌbī-ˌdī-ə-ˈlek-tə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of bidialectalism 

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

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bidialectal \ˌbī-ˌdī-ə-ˈlek-tᵊl \ adjective

First Known Use of bidialectalism

1958, in the meaning defined above

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