Localism

Definition of Localism

Lo´cal`ism
n.1.The state or quality of being local; affection for a particular place.
2.A method of speaking or acting peculiar to a certain district; a local idiom or phrase.

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Acadian, Anglo-Indian, Brooklynese, Cajun, Canadian French, Cockney, French Canadian, Gullah, Midland, Midland dialect, New England dialect, Pennsylvania Dutch, Yankee, Yorkshire, autarky, barbarism, bimetallism, bundle of isoglosses, class dialect, colloquialism, corruption, dialect, dialect atlas, dialect dictionary, economic self-sufficiency, free enterprise, free trade, governmentalism, idiom, impropriety, isogloss, laissez-faire, laissez-faireism, line, linguistic atlas, linguistic community, linguistic island, local dialect, managed currency, noninterference, nonintervention, nullification, party line, party principle, patois, planned economy, policy, polity, position, price supports, protection, protectionism, provincialism, public policy, pump-priming, regional accent, regionalism, sectionalism, slang, speech community, subdialect, taboo word, vulgarism
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