linguistic geography


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

called also dialect geography

linguistic geographer noun

Example Sentences

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, 12 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

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 Mar. 2023.

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