linguistic atlas


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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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Razky, Ribeiro and Sanches present us the research "paths" for the elaboration of the Amapa Linguistic Atlas, reporting the procedures and methodological challenges of an enterprise as complex as necessary.
Abstract: The paper is based on data provided by the Linguistic Atlas of the Veps Language, which is currently under preparation at the Institute of Linguistics, Literature and History of the Karelian Research Centre, Russian Academy of Sciences.
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Not content with merely providing a linguistic profile for one of his four manuscripts not covered in the Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English, London, British Library, MS Egerton 2658, Marx also produces a linguistic profile for Dublin, Trinity College, MS 71, a copy of Rolle's English Psalter Commentary said to be in the same hand as Egerton and as the main one in another of his manuscripts, Manchester, John Rylands Library, MS Eng.
Of particular value is the concluding discussion of personal, diachronic and diatopic variation, which draws on the most recent research in corpus linguistics and the ongoing work on the Linguistic Atlas of Older Scots.
THE SPANISH LANGUAGE OF NEW MEXICO AND SOUTHERN COLORADO: A LINGUISTIC ATLAS
The field records to the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States reveal that nonstandard weren't (produced as an r-less form) still existed in the first half of the 20th century as a low-frequency variant in coastal North Carolina and in the Chesapeake Bay as well as in southern West Virginia.
Linguistic atlas of South Africa: language in space and time.
He is head of the Pacific, East and South-East Asian projects at the Australian Academy of the Humanities and currently responsible for producing an atlas of intercultural communication in the Pacific, and a linguistic atlas of Korea.
Surprisingly, for a professor of English (in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), he has not included most of the books assigned to the same area in the Linguistic Atlas of Late Mediaeval English on more than dialect evidence, nor others which on those grounds almost certainly originated there.
Samuels's more complex statement on the problem in A Linguistic Atlas of Late Medieval English is discussed in this new book and not accepted.
The entries in this Catalogue, some 507 in all, are not unexpectedly less numerous than those which occupy 111 three-column pages in the Linguistic Atlas of Later Medieval English; thus Aberystwyth has here 2 entries as against 16 there, York 2 against 88.