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dialectology

[dahy-uh-lek-tol-uh-jee] /ˌdaɪ ə lɛkˈtɒl ə dʒi/
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 of dialectology
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; dialect + -o- + -logy
Related forms
dialectologic
[dahy-uh-lek-tl-oj-ik] /ˌdaɪ əˌlɛk tlˈɒdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
dialectological, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dialectology

dialectology

/ˌdaɪəlɛkˈtɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study of dialects and dialectal variations
Derived Forms
dialectological (ˌdaɪəˌlɛktəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
dialectologically, adverb
dialectologist, noun
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