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The study of dialects.

di′a·lec′to·log′i·cal (-tə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
di′a·lec′to·log′i·cal·ly adv.
di′a·lec·tol′o·gist n.


(Linguistics) the study of dialects and dialectal variations
dialectological adj
ˌdiaˌlectoˈlogically adv
ˌdialecˈtologist n


(ˌdaɪ ə lɛkˈtɒl ə dʒi)

the study of dialects.
di`a•lec`to•log′i•cal, adj.
di`a•lec•tol′o•gist, n.


1. the study of dialects and dialect features.
2. the linguistic features of a dialect. — dialectician, dialectologist, n. — dialectologie, dialectological, adj.
See also: Linguistics
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Noun1.dialectology - the branch of philology that is devoted to the study of dialects
philology, linguistics - the humanistic study of language and literature


[ˌdaɪəlekˈtɒlədʒɪ] Ndialectología f
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