way a word or a language is spoken, or the manner in which someone utters a word
- Geographical location or dialect
- Presence of speech defect
- Ethnic group
- Education level
- Social class
Mispronunciation is an actual mistake in speaking. It is not used for how a speaker of a dialect pronounces a word. Examples occur in many place names and personal names. For instance, Leicester Square is actually pronounced like "Lester Square".