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Definition of the noun dialectology

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noun - plural: dialectologies

  1. the branch of philology that is devoted to the study of dialects

Alternative definition of the noun dialectology


  1. the study of dialects

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Google previewLanguage Variation And Change In A Modernising Arab State: The Case Of Bahrain (2013)

by Holes,

A second problem with traditional Arabic dialectology is the assumption that the ' most dialectal' forms are to be found amongst the oldest and least educated members of a community, and indeed, the assumption that there is a stable set of ...

Google previewNorth East Arabian Dialects Mono (2013)

by Ingham,

Arabic dialectology is an important branch of Arabic linguistics. The interest in Arabic dialects is not a new phenomenon, in fact it goes back to the early stages of Arabic studies. This interest, though limited in scope and confined to certain ...

Google previewRoutledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics (2006)

by Hadumod Bussmann

The geographic diffusion of differing forms and varieties and the search for specific dialectal regions represent areas of interest pursued by dialect geography (often understood and used as a synonym for 'dialectology' (=> dialect mapping and ...

Google previewDictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics (2011)

by David Crystal

The systematic study of all forms of dialect, but especially regional dialect, is called dialectology, also 'linguistic geography' or dialect geography. Traditional dialectology studies commenced in the late nineteenth century, and have taken the ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Language (2002)

by N.E. Collinge

,of regional dialectology,andof the Labovparadigm, isnot new in itself. However, the ' laws' ...

Google previewThe Routledge Dictionary of English Language Studies (2012)

by Michael Pearce

Dialectology The academic discipline concerned with the study of dialect and dialects. Traditionally, dialectology focused on regional variation. The nineteenth- century dialectologists, such as Georg Wenker in Germany and Jules Gilliéron in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Varieties of English (2013)

by Raymond Hickey

An Introduction to Dialectology. London: André Deutsch. Phillipps, K. C. 1984. Language and Class in Victorian England. Oxford: Blackwell. Pinker, Steven 1994. The Language Instinct. The New Science ofLanguage and Mind. London: Allen ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Historical and Comparative Linguistics (2000)

by Robert Lawrence Trask

DIALECTOLOGY 91 Hetzron's (19SO) argument that the Afro-Asiatic languages show extensive evidence of dialect mixing. The term dialect interference is now preferred. An extreme form of dialect mixing is endohybridization. See Trudgill ...

Google previewThe Linguistics Encyclopedia 3E (2009)

by Kirsten Malmkjaer

thefirmlyheld sociolinguistic tenet thatspeakers'intuitions about theirnonstandard language use areoften seriously unreliable (seeLabov 1996foran interesting andusefulaccount ofthe intuition problemin dialectology), such transcriptionsfrom ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Language (2001)

by David Crystal

dialectology or through it. For example, in a phonetic transcription, the use of a small circle under a symhol indicates that the sound in question has heen devoiced. In an alphahet, a diacritic used ahove a symhol is usually referred to as an ...

Google previewDictionary of Newfoundland English (1990)

by George Morley Story, W. J. Kirwin, John David Allison Widdowson

Collecting from non- printed sources specifically for the Dictionary began with the inception of the work and was both accelerated and broadened in 1959 as dialectology was formally introduced to Newfoundland.22 Field-workers quickly ...

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