from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study of dialects.

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  • n. the study of dialects

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That branch of philology which examines the nature and relations of dialects.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of philology that is devoted to the study of dialects


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  • I think that people who care about English — especially those who have seriously studied its history, grammar, dialectology, etc. — have the right to influence others, by the example of their own usage and by specific recommendations.

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  • Two of his students have had bibliographies written for his class published; one, Michael Fody, had his paper appear in the outstanding journal of the world in the field of dialectology, Orbis (Belgium)


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  • [17] Apollonius wrote more than thirty treatises on questions of syntax, semantics, morphology, prosody, orthography, dialectology, and more.

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  • A cautionary note is in order here: with the passage of time, certain early compendia on Greek grammar and dialectology have tended to become neglected or even forgotten by succeeding generations of scholars, despite the value of these works not only for linguistic insight but also for a conscientious assimilation of the extant grammatical and dialectal testimonia of the ancient world; representative of such compendia are those of Lobeck 1853/1862 and Ahrens 1839/1843.

  • The final word on wab goes to Dr. Armin Schwegler, a professor in the University of California, Irvine's Department of Spanish and Portuguese who specializes in dialectology and Spanish in the United States.

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  • If "language" is nothing more than a "package of linguistic features" and if each of these individual features can spread in their own ways across a geographical area and amongst a community of speakers over time, then not only, despite the usefulness of comparative linguistics and reconstruction, can there never have been a single Proto-Indo-European language in the strictest sense but that these Proto-Indo-European features we reconstruct have inevitably emerged from many divergent locales and times within the obscure protoplasm of a more distant *Pre*-PIE dialectology.

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  • This book is a good introduction to the subject (in England); those familiar with dialectology in America, and those interested in the study in England or, indeed, generally would be well advised to add Word Maps to their libraries.

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