dialect geography


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dialect geography

dialect geography

n
(Linguistics) another term for linguistic geography
dialect geographer n

linguis′tic geog′raphy


n.
the study of regional variation in a language or dialect.
[1925–30]
linguis′tic geog′rapher, n.

dialect geography

the study of dialects with regard to their geographic distribution, as well as how their distribution may be affected by geography, e.g., the spread of a particular dialect being halted at a mountain range, forest belt, body of water, etc.
See also: Linguistics
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Noun1.dialect geography - the study of the geographical distribution of linguistic features
linguistics - the scientific study of language
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In the introduction, Gzella mentions two approaches to language change: the historical method and dialect geography.
This will allow the suitability of onomastic evidence in dialect study to be further evaluated, while adding to our knowledge of ME dialect geography through the investigation of a new source.
Linguistic change and diffusion: description and explanation in sociolinguistic dialect geography.