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vernacular

1. a local style of architecture, in which ordinary houses are built
2. designating or relating to the common name of an animal or plant
3. built in the local style of ordinary houses, rather than a grand architectural style

Vernacular

In architecture, vernacular buildings reflect the traditional architecture of the region originally developed in response to the climate, land conditions, social and cultural preferences, scenery, and locally available resources and materials. The forms are native or peculiar to a particular country or locality. It represents a form of building that is based on regional forms and materials, primarily concerned with ordinary domestic and functional buildings, rather than commercial structures.
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Resistance to immigration, in an age of vernacularized mobility, is a complex phenomenon that pits two blocs damaged by globalization--the Western traditional working class and economic/political refugees from periphery states--against one another.
In Vidyasagar's "devoted effort" Hatcher sees a confluence of Western bourgeois pedagogical ideals of industry or diligence and of teachings of the Sanskrit nitisastra, treatises on "wise conduct," vernacularized in the Bengali schoolbooks of the Calcutta School Book Society, an understudied genre of moral pedagogy which Vidyasagar is held to have raised to unprecedented heights.
The modern (following with this definition of the "modern" period Ziegler 11) concept of orality as different from and even opposed to the written comes to full bloom first during the Romantic age and in the novels of Sir Walter Scott, whose "Scottishness" found its expression among other things in vernacularized dialogues, songs, and instances of traditional behaviour and ceremony, all of which were, formally speaking, instances of fabricated orality and a constructed "culture of proximity.