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Words related to dialectology

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

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Language Contact and Language Change: A Study in Historical Geolinguistics.
Mapping the Multilingual City: A Research Agenda for Urban Geolinguistics.
Still, for the practice of dialectology, the emergence of classic patterns of linguistic differentiation, clustering and patterned geolinguistic gradation are firm signs of accurate retrieval of data even from such scattered "mohican" informants.
The third chapter takes the geolinguistics of the Western Cape as point in case so as to supply a sub-regional resolution.
Finally, the fourth chapter focuses on the metropolitan geolinguistics of the metropolitan Cape Town, thus providing an urbanised resolution.
As a result, the historical diffusion of linguistic innovations would have been not only a question of physical distance, like the wave-model proposes, but also, like modern geolinguistics assumes, aspects like population size and its spatial distribution (concentration and dispersion), as well as the demographic and functional roles of urban centres and their respective interaction (communication networking), may help to understand why two given localities in the past shared or not certain linguistic features, or why a given innovation appeared and spread to a centre C from a centre B rather than from centre A (Hernandez Campoy 1999a: 149-150; 1999b: 7-11) (2).
Geolinguistics has enriched this model in two directions.
I draw extensively on the critique of spatial diffusion models drawn by the human geographer Derek Gregory (1985), and suggest some future directions for research on geolinguistic diffusion.
Dialect and space: a geolinguistic study of speech variables in the Fens.
3) The issue featured a memoriam about Allen written by Professor Jesse Levitt, as well as a previously unpublished speech Allen presented in 1970, "The Geolinguistics of Verbal Taboo," edited by Professor Levitt.
Read then refers, with approval, to Mario Pei's formulations of the methods of geolinguistics in 1965 in his Invitation to Linguistics:
Jesse Levitt is Editor emeritus of Geolinguistics, the journal of the American Society of Geolinguistics.
THE WORD geolinguistics may not be very familiar to a number of you in this audience and perhaps I should preface my remarks with a few words about this field.
It has occurred to me, perhaps somewhat whimsically, that we might even have a pun here, that geolinguistics is down-to-earth linguistics.
The division of labor in the field of linguistics has resulted in special names like sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, geolinguistics, and others--until one begins to wonder about the boundaries of linguistics itself.