linguistic geography

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linguistic geography

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

linguistic geographer n.
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linguistic geography

(Linguistics) the study of the distribution of dialectal speech elements
linguistic geographer n
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linguis′tic geog′raphy

the study of regional variation in a language or dialect.
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.
"Introduction: Principles and Practice in Linguistic Geography." In Studies in Linguistic Geography: The Dialects of English in Britain and Ireland, edited by J.
Canada's linguistic geography reflects historical circumstances, which can be seen through fertility, immigration and linguistic migration.

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