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Geographical VariationPlay
Dialects often change geographically, even within the same language. SlideDriving across Spain, you'll hear different Spanish dialects.
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Identity MarkerPlay
A dialect can reveal where someone is from or their social background. SlideHer dialect indicated she was from the northern countryside.
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Cultural UniquenessPlay
Local dialects may include unique sayings and expressions of cultural significance. SlideNew Orleans dialect has Creole influences and unique phrases.