Share this entry

Share this page

dialectology

Saltos de línea: dia¦lect|ology
Pronunciación: /ˌdʌɪəlɛkˈtɒlədʒi
 
/

Definición de dialectology en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
The branch of linguistics concerned with the study of dialects.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Derivados

dialectological

1
Pronunciación: /-təˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Roberts makes a rather obvious dialectological point, but it's one that is frequently lost on self-appointed guardians of good ‘grammar’.
  • All tapes were recorded between 1955 and 1965 in the course of regular dialectological expeditions.
  • The experts instructed those who wanted to participate in expeditions in methods of collection of dialectological materials and informants’ data as well as dialectologist's ethics.

dialectologist

2
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • As a result of this study, philologists and dialectologists generally regard a dialect as a historical subtype of a language and a language as the aggregate of the features of its dialects.
  • Traditional dialectologists believed that isolation led to linguistic diversity, while mixing of populations created uniformity.
  • Peter Trudgill, a leading British sociolinguist and dialectologist now based at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, visits the Department annually and works on the ONZE data for a month.

Definición de dialectology en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día cumbersome
Pronunciación: ˈkʌmbəs(ə)m
adjective
large or heavy and therefore difficult to carry…