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di·a·lec·tol·o·gy

 (dī′ə-lĕk-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
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.

dialectology

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

di•a•lec•tol•o•gy

(ˌdaɪ ə lɛkˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the study of dialects.
[1875–80]
di`a•lec`to•log′i•cal, adj.
di`a•lec•tol′o•gist, n.

dialectology

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

dialectology

[ˌdaɪəlekˈtɒlədʒɪ] Ndialectología f
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The six alternative DMs to will should can present interesting challenges for the dialectologist who has to deal with more or less complex out-of-the -ordinary combinations proposed by a minority group of informantssa who do not necessarily follow the same trend as for the negation of MMs in the Borders.
In Book I, Dante not only lays out a universalist philosophy of language, but engages the reader as a historical comparativist, dialectologist, sociolinguist and varationist.
Later, acoustic tests were introduced that allowed the dialectologist to measure the different elements of the speech signal and so extract information that was beyond the ability of humans to hear.
As the consummate dialectologist that he is, his description of regional and popular Spanish features evident in his sources and originating in jibaro speech is masterful.
This worthwhile professional experience, working aside with great experts in Judeo-Spanish, could only help to form the one who, in my view, has become the leading dialectologist of Judeo-Spanish of our days.
63): both statements are true but trivial, and the entire discussion could be briefly resumed in the citation from the dialectologist Louis Gauchat (1905
On the websites of the American Literacy Council and of the Simplified Spelling Society (UK) one can read about such systems as New Spelling (developed in 1948 by British phonetician Daniel Jones and dialectologist Harold Orton) and Cut Spelling (developed in the 1970s by Australian psychologist Valerie Yule, who recommends simply removing superfluous letters).
Pietro Gibellini, a well-known dialectologist, effectively summarizes Serrao's achievements as a poet by stating that "within a few years, Achille Serrao's dialect poetry has received a truly uncommon attention, in terms of both quantity and quality.
A perusal of almost any writing by an Italian dialectologist will reveal that 'Italian' (and also 'italiano') is often used with this meaning.
Every dialectologist must have interviewed, or listened to, very careful speakers of other varieties.
The dialectologist said all people, specially above 40 and with high cholesterol, hypertension or blood pressure problem, and also those with family history of diabetes must necessarily be made to get examined at the diabetes screening units established at the hospitals.