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Vernacular | Definition of vernacular

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African American Vernacular English (AAVE)

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Vernacular

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Mysteries of vernacular: Quarantine - Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel

A vernacular, or vernacular language, is the language or variety of a language used in everyday life by the common people of a specific population. It is distinguished from a standard, national or literary language or a lingua franca, used to facilitate communication across a large area. It is usually native, mostly spoken rather than written and usually seen as of lower status than more standardized forms. It can be a language, dialect or sociolect.
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    • Etymology 

    • Concepts of the vernacular 

    • First vernacular grammar 

    • First vernacular dictionaries 

    • Metaphorical usage