Dialectology

Dialectology (from Greek διάλεκτος, dialektos, `talk, dialect`; and -λογία, -logia) is the scientific study of linguistic dialect, a sub-field of sociolinguistics. It studies variations in language based primarily on geographic distribution and their associated features. Dialectology treats such topics as divergence of two local di.....
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Dialectology

• (n.) That branch of philology which is devoted to the consideration of dialects.
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dialectology

noun the branch of philology that is devoted to the study of dialects
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Dialectology

Di`a·lec·tol'o·gy noun [ Dialect + -logy .] That branch of philology which is devoted to the consideration of dialects. Beck.
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dialectology

study of dialects
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dialectology

the study of dialects. Variation most commonly occurs as a result of relative geographic or social isolation and may affect vocabulary or features ... [1 related articles]
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