bidialectalism
noun Date: 1958 facility in using two dialects of the same language; also the teaching of Standard English to pupils who normally use a nonstandard dialect • bidialectal adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bidialectalist — ¦bīˌdīə¦lektələ̇st noun : a person who favors the promotion and development of bidialectalism by schools especially for speakers whose primary dialects are not standard …   Useful english dictionary

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