This competency tests your knowledge of the different dialects used across cultures, regions, and time periods.
Dialect is specific to each region, cultural, group or time period. It is the way language is expressed within a group of people that they understand. In the United States you can recognize where a person is from based on how they greet someone.
Example: If you live in the south you might greet someone with a “Howdy” while in the north a simple hello or hi would be used.
Dialect can even be specific to a genre of literature that is specific to the time period. For example, Shakespearean dialect usually needs to be translated into modern English to understand the text.