dialect-ology

dialectology

[dahy-uh-lek-tol-uh-jee]
noun, plural dialectologies for 2.
1.
Linguistics. the study dealing with dialects and dialect features.
2.
the linguistic features of a dialect or of the dialects of a language.

Origin:
1875–80; dialect + -o- + -logy

dialectologic [dahy-uh-lek-tl-oj-ik] , dialectological, adjective
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dialectology (ˌdaɪəlɛkˈtɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study of dialects and dialectal variations
 
dialectological
 
adj
 
dialecto'logically
 
adv
 
dialec'tologist
 
n

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