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

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The case of Romance serves as an excellent example of how remarkably language can change over a relatively short period of time: if we look at 'Latin Europe' today (that is, the area of the continent that Italian dialectologists call Romania), and avoid thinking of Europe in political, 'nation-state' terms, what we find is that these Vulgar Latin varieties developed and differentiated into literally hundreds of different languages.
It must be due to linguists' general aversion to accepting works of fiction as reliable linguistic sources that dialectologists investigating weren't leveling in nonstandard varieties of American English (e.
Now the texts are easily available not only to dialectologists of Arabic and speakers of Arabic not used to reading transcription, but to a third, important group of readers as well: those interested in Arabic poetry and the subject matter in question in particular.
A classification scheme increasingly gaining ground among dialectologists is that used by the editors of A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English, 1150-1325, work toward which is in progress at the University of Edinburgh.
Likewise, dialectologists (Keem, Kasi 2002 : 20, 50) have pointed out that in Voru dialect in the case of disyllabic forms and in some Q1 verbs (e.
Look no further than Italy itself, for example--a veritable delight to dialectologists, due to the variegation of speech forms found as one travels from one village to the next.
Charles Russ has witnessed the decline of the Gurin dialect since he first started to collect linguistic material in 1978 and has now provided his fellow dialectologists with this comprehensive linguistic analysis of Gurinerdeutsch (Gurinish).
On the other hand, Ring Spinning Systems have been refined during the last 30 years, the ultimate objectives of spinning dialectologists are focussed on higher production speed, combined with adequate quality.
One effect that the citation of modern sociolinguists and dialectologists has is to reinforce the overwhelming impression that the prescriptive ideology, the social stereotyping, the imaging of RP, all have persisted until the present day.
By contrast, the other contributors serve the second professed aim of bringing |together dialectologists, codicologists, editors, literary scholars and historians whose work engages in different ways with aspects of regionalism in the middle ages' (ix).
Edited by two dialectologists with strong international reputations who have made significant contributions to our understanding of hypoglycaemia.
This sociological distinction is still the main criterion in dialect classification, but there is some ambivalence about it in the present work, from tacit acceptance (Ingham for Mesopotamian dialects), acceptance with reservations (Heikki Palva for the gelet dialects, Eades for Sawawi, and, of course, Holes himself), to a radical rejection of the whole idea by David Britain, who argues that the "urban fetish" has misled dialectologists into the false equation of conservatism with nomadism and progressiveness with sedentarism, when in fact there are no linguistic changes that can be attributed solely to the urban way of life itself.
The most common reason proffered by dialectologists to explain the discrepancy is the relative infrequency of syntactic and morphological variants as compared to phonological or vocabulary variants.