Yes, Scots are fond of saying it with "army" added; it's "a language is a dialect with an army and a navy." The Queen's English is as much a particular dialect as Glasgow pub speech. Tom Paulin has written about that.
>>> Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> 03/21/08 1:50 PM >>>
One way to keep one's use of "dialect" under control is to remember an
important 20th-c proverb, "A Language is a dialect with a navy."