Dialectology
Dialectology (from Greek διάλεκτος, dialektos, "talk, dialect"; and -λογία, -logia) is the scientific study of linguistic dialect, a sub-field of sociolinguistics. It studies variations in language ba...
Sperm Whales Develop Culture, Regional Accents
A study comprising 18 years of data has found that, just like humans, sperm whales develop "culture" as evidenced by their regional dialects. Some of the most intelligent animals can be found, not on ...
United Slang Of America Map: If Every State Had An Official Word, What Would It Be?
Welcome to the United Slang of America. In order to create the map above, we used a layered, multistep approach. First, we called up some linguists who helped us make an initial list of unique words t...
Mutual intelligibility
In linguistics, mutual intelligibility is a relationship between languages or dialects in which speakers of different but related varieties can readily understand each other without intentional study ...
Diglossia
In linguistics, diglossia (/daɪˈɡlɒsiə/; Greek: διγλωσσία < δι- prefix denoting two, from δίς, twice + γλῶσσα, language + -ία, suffix denoting state or attribute, "speaking two languages") refe...
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Dialect continuum
A dialect continuum, or dialect area, was defined by Leonard Bloomfield as a range of dialects spoken across some geographical area that differ only slightly between neighboring areas, but as one trav...
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Pluricentric language
A pluricentric language or polycentric language is a language with several standard versions. It is a language with several centres, each providing a national variety with at least some of its own (co...
Ausbausprache, Abstandsprache and Dachsprache
The Ausbausprache – Abstandsprache – Dachsprache ([ˈaʊsbaʊʃpʁaːxə] - [ˈapʃtantʃpʁaːxə] - [ˈdaxʃpʁaːxə]) framework is a tool in dialectology used by sociolinguists for analysing and categor...
Dialect
The term dialect (from the ancient Greek word διάλεκτος diálektos, "discourse", from διά diá, "through" and λέγω legō, "I speak") is used in two distinct ways. One usage—the more common among linguist...
ISO 639
ISO 639 is a set of standards by the International Organization for Standardization that is concerned with representation of names for language and language groups.It was also the name of the original...
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Isogloss
An isogloss—also called a heterogloss (see Etymology below)—is the geographic boundary of a certain linguistic feature, such as the pronunciation of a vowel, the meaning of a word, or use ...
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Sperm Whales Develop Culture, Regional Accents
A study comprising 18 years of data has found that, just like humans, sperm whales develop "culture" as evidenced by their regional dialects. Some of the most intelligent animals can be found, not on ...
Eastern Slovak dialects
Eastern Slovak or Slovjak dialects (Slovak: východoslovenské nárečia, východniarčina), are dialects of the Slovak language spoken natively in the historical regions of Spiš, Šariš, Zemplín and Abo...
Eastern Slovak dialects - Wikipedia
ISO 639-6
ISO 639-6, Codes for the representation of names of languages — Part 6: Alpha-4 code for comprehensive coverage of language variants, was a proposed international standard in the ISO 639 series, devel...
Eastern Navarrese
Eastern Navarrese (Ekialdeko nafar euskalkia in Basque) is an extinct Basque dialect spoken in Navarre, Spain. It included two subdialects: Salazarese and Roncalais.The foremost living Basque dialecto...
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Yeniche language
The Yenish language (French: Yeniche, German: Jenisch), is a variety of German spoken by the Yeniche, former nomads living mostly in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and parts of France.
The Yeniche...
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Yeshivish
Yeshivish (Yiddish: ישיביש), or "Yeshivisheh Shprach" refers to a sociolect of English spoken by Yeshiva students and other Jews with a strong connection to the Orthodox Yeshiva world.
Only a ...
Multidialectical
Linguistically, a dialect refers to "a variety of a language that is distinguished from other varieties of the same language by features of phonology, grammar, and vocabulary, and by its use by a grou...
KM Petyt
Keith Malcolm Petyt (usually known as K. M. Petyt) is a sociolinguist and historian. As a native of Bradford, he investigated the speech of West Yorkshire in his early work. His first publication, E...
Joret line
The Joret line (French ligne Joret) is an isogloss used in the linguistics of the langues d'oïl. Dialects north of the line have preserved Vulgar Latin /k/ and /ɡ/ before /a/; dialects south of the li...
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Sound change
Sound change includes any processes of language change that affect pronunciation (phonetic change) or sound system structures (phonological change). Sound change can consist of the replacement of one...
Truce term
A truce term is a word or short phrase accepted within a community of children as an effective way of calling for a temporary respite or truce during a game or activity, such as tag or its variants. C...
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Yat
Yat or jat (Ѣ ѣ; italics: Ѣ ѣ) is the thirty-second letter of the old Cyrillic alphabet, as well as the name of the sound it represented. Its name in Old Church Slavonic is jěd’ (ѣдь) or iad...
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Serbo-Croatian
Serbo-Croatian /ˌsɜrboʊ kroʊˈeɪʃən/, also called Serbo-Croat /ˌsɜrboʊ kroʊˈæt/, Serbo-Croat-Bosnian (SCB), or Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian (BCS), is a South Slavic language and the primary language of Ser...
Serbo-Croatian - Wikipedia
La Spezia–Rimini Line
The La Spezia–Rimini Line (sometimes also referred to as the Massa–Senigallia Line), in the linguistics of the Romance languages, is a line that demarcates a number of important isoglosses that distin...
La Spezia–Rimini Line - Wikipedia
Bank of English
The Bank of English is a representative subset of the 4.5 billion words COBUILD corpus, a collection of English texts. These are mainly British in origin, but content from North America, Australia, Ne...