AskDefine | Define localism

Dictionary Definition



1 a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality
2 a partiality for some particular place [syn: sectionalism, provincialism]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. a linguistic feature that is unique to a locality
  2. social measures that emphasis local rather than global phenomena

Extensive Definition

Localism may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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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