Meaning of dialectology in English:


Pronunciation /ˌdʌɪəlɛkˈtɒlədʒi/

Translate dialectology into Spanish


mass noun
  • The branch of linguistics concerned with the study of dialects.

    ‘Regarding the second principle, the lessons of historical linguistics and dialectology provide the strongest arguments available for the linguistic validity of U.S. Spanish.’
    • ‘In this respect the study of dialects or dialectology has to do with boundaries, which often coincide with geographical features such as rivers and mountains.’
    • ‘In generative dialectology, the investigator holds that the language exists within the speaker as a competence which is never fully realized in performance.’
    • ‘Worse, this stuff may give readers the mistaken impression that Geoff believes that the G&M media bias paper is somehow about the ideology of Portuguese dialectology.’
    • ‘Deviations occur increasingly from the 16th cent., but few fully localized texts, showing sufficient diagnostic features for a more detailed dialectology, occur before the 18th.’