dialectology
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1864 1. the systematic study of dialect 2. the body of data available for study of a dialect • dialectological adjectivedialectologically adverb

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  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • Dialectology — Di a*lec*tol o*gy, n. [Dialect + logy.] That branch of philology which is devoted to the consideration of dialects. Beck. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dialectology — [dī΄ə lektäl′ə jē] n. the scientific study of dialects dialectologist n. dialectological [dī΄ə lektə läj′i kəl] adj. dialectologically adv …   English World dictionary

  • dialectology — dialectologic /duy euh lek tl oj ik/, dialectological, adj. /duy euh lek tol euh jee/, n., pl. dialectologies for 2. 1. Ling. the study dealing with dialects and dialect features. 2. the linguistic features of a dialect or of the dialects of a… …   Universalium

  • dialectology — noun the study of dialects …   Wiktionary

  • dialectology — study of dialects Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • dialectology — n. study of dialectics …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dialectology — [ˌdʌɪəlɛk tɒlədʒi] noun the branch of linguistics concerned with the study of dialects. Derivatives dialectological tə lɒdʒɪk(ə)l adjective dialectologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • dialectology — di·a·lec·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • dialectology — di•a•lec•tol•o•gy [[t]ˌdaɪ ə lɛkˈtɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. ling. the study of dialects • Etymology: 1875–80 di a•lec to•log′i•cal, adj. di a•lec•tol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

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