Dialect Geography (Geolinguistics)
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Dialect geography is a subfield of dialectology. In its broader sense, it covers all studies concerned with spatial variations of linguistic phenomena. More specifically it refers to studies utilizing linguistic maps or atlases. The related term linguistic geography has been in use since Jules Gilliéron’s Atlas linguistique de la France was published (1902–1910). Gilliéron and his successors attempted to r…

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Ray IWATA, “Dialect Geography (Geolinguistics)”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 18 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_000039>
First published online: 2015



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