What is a dialect? How does it differ from Vernacular?
A dialect can also be one of a family of related languages. French and Italian are called Romance dialects and English Germanic.
An ordinary language or the everyday language of the people in a country or a region, as distinct from official or formal language. Vernacular is just a spoken language in the sense that it is the common spoken language of a people, as distinct from formal written or literary language.
Vernacular in Biological terms could mean just a Common name like a common name of a plant, animal or other organism, as distinct from its scientific name.
In Architecture, vernacular means a building designed in an ordinary building style using the local architecture of a place or people, especially the architectural style that is used for ordinary houses ...more
Dialect is the form of a language which is peculiar to a specific region or social group.
There is a subtle difference, in that [for instance] the poet Robert Burns wrote his poems in the Scots vernacular, whereas D.H Lawrence wrote poems in Lancashire dialect
Vernakular is the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language).