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linguistic atlas

n.
A set of maps recording the geographic distribution of variations in speech. Also called dialect atlas.

linguistic atlas

n
(Linguistics) an atlas showing the distribution of distinctive linguistic features of languages or dialects

linguis′tic at′las


n.
a collection of maps showing the distribution of various linguistic features and forms in the speech of a given area. Also called dialect atlas.
[1920–25]
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Noun1.linguistic atlas - an atlas showing the distribution of distinctive linguistic features
book of maps, map collection, atlas - a collection of maps in book form
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ix), and there is a pleasing symmetry in the fact that a paper has been contributed by Peter Trudgill, who put Norwich on the linguistic map.
If one accepts the principle that all languages are capable of generating a discursive entity identifiable as literature, it is evident that the political map constitutes an unsatisfactory and inexact representation of global literary reality, while a linguistic map could provide us with a much more accurate idea, even if this might be difficult to grasp for literary studies, as Jose Lambert has indicated: "since most of us unconsciously regard the map of the political world as proto-typical of world maps, every linguistic map looks like the map of an alien planet.
Researchers are plotting a linguistic map of the region stretching as far North as the Scottish Borders.
And adding even more detail to the linguistic map is the almost ostentatious technical and scientific vocabulary in the narrative: pollex, surd, calenture, spalling, birl, fleam, ferrule, pelisse, blouson, marasmus, shallop, spurlinglines .
And, at the stroke of midnight, March 31, 1999, the linguistic map of Canada changed.
This paper advocates increasing the ease and efficiency of that adjustment through a revised and reformed romaji, under the general semantics principle that the linguistic map should render the territory with the highest fidelity possible.
Indeed, they were imposed (not alwayssuccessfully) on a linguistic map of Europe more fluid and complex than most histories of national languages allow.
Clearly this conception of assertiveness, interesting though it is in the context of understanding the divergences that have led to the fragmented linguistic map of the Iberian Peninsula, is not readily redeployed in other fields.
For example, a linguistic map might include "public officials behave in the interest of the public" or "religious people do not abuse children.
I slowly recognized that the quality of my life came from a linguistic map that created, magnified, and intensified the pain from my son's death.
3rd stage: the review of the phonetic transcriptions, the preparation of the linguistic maps and the mapping of the recorded data in order to systematize, organize and publish the results.