linguistic geography


Definition of linguistic geography

: local or regional variations of a language or dialect studied as a field of knowledge

called also dialect geography

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Other Words from linguistic geography

linguistic geographer noun

Examples of linguistic geography in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Our Towns, co-written by the two journalists, the Question is not only a fun quirk of linguistic geography. Noble Ingram, The Christian Science Monitor, "'Our Towns' finds optimism in America's smaller cities," 12 June 2018

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First Known Use of linguistic geography

1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linguistic geography was in 1926

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“Linguistic geography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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