linguistic geography


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linguistic geography

n.
The branch of linguistics that involves the study of regional variations of speech forms. Also called dialect geography.

linguistic geographer n.

linguistic geography

n
(Linguistics) the study of the distribution of dialectal speech elements
linguistic geographer n

linguis′tic geog′raphy


n.
the study of regional variation in a language or dialect.
[1925–30]
linguis′tic geog′rapher, n.
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Noun1.linguistic geography - the study of the geographical distribution of linguistic features
linguistics - the scientific study of language
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The first part contains two foundational chapters, one outlining the diocese's basic features: its physical and linguistic geography, its history as well as the precarious condition of the common people.
Canada's linguistic geography reflects historical circumstances, which can be seen through fertility, immigration and linguistic migration.
This linguistic geography continues to have important implications for national politics and foreign policy, particularly with regard to relationships with Russia and the EU.