Language is a very important and significant part of individuals’ life. It is considered as one of the best device of social behaviour. Language is a means with the help of which people communicate and send a social message to one another. But language does have very special characteristics according to which it changes and vary depending on many factors. According to the researchers there are no two people who speak identically. Their languages vary as per their geographic location, age, gender, ethnicity, social background etc. Many a time, it is observed that even the members from same family speak differently due to differences in their location (Biber& Conrad, 2014). For example, in my neighbourhood, there is a difference in the ways of communication between the kids and their grandparents. This is because the grandparents were settled at some other location.
It would not be wrong to say that every generation contributes something towards language and hence it keeps on changing from one generation to another. In this essay, there would be more detailed discussions on various factors which contribute to difference in language among people.
The various reasons for language variations are as following:
Dialect is defined as a variation in the language in which a particular language differs from same category of language based on characteristics such as phonology, syntax, and terminology. This kind of variation is usually seen in the area where people from different geographical or social backgrounds are settled together. Also sometimes the language of the region which is considered rural varies from that of standard language of the place. Even at the places where people speak only one language know more than one dialect (Chambers & Schilling, 2013). The best example for dialect would be my own country Australia.