a collection of maps of a certain area indicating the distribution of various phonological, morphological, lexical, or other features of the dialects of that area.
The United States Of Diversity: Fargo And Its NCVS Don’tcha KnowDoes your keeat sit an the meeat? Or, maybe you wait for the boss down the black? Do you cal your mam an Sundays? If you speak with a Northern Cities Vowel Shift (NCVS) accent you might sound this way, and it has our linguist nerds pushing up their glasses with anticipation.
Origin of dialect atlas
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for dialect atlas
another term for linguistic atlas
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