dialect atlas


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dialect atlas

dialect atlas

n
(Linguistics) another term for linguistic atlas

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.dialect 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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In an attempt to address the fundamental problems faced in the preparation of a historical dialect atlas, Fisiak (1982: 121) asked, among other questions, "what span of time can be recognized as a sufficiently homogenous unit for a description of dialects so that a historical change is not accepted as a dialect feature?
One current research proposal is the Dialect Atlas, an innovative study of Arabic dialectology.
The origins and development of the dialect atlas are explored and a few examples of the distribution of linguistic features on maps of Italy are provided.