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Language

Of of pertaining to any method of human communication, either spoken or written, consisting of the use of words in a structured and conventional way, whether united in a system specific to a country or region.

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Ausbausprache

Language; Dialectology

The Ausbausprache – Abstandsprache – Dachsprache framework is a tool developed by sociolinguists for analysing and categorising the status of language varieties along the cline ...

dialectometry

Language; Dialectology

The main purpose of dialectometry is to discover high levels of structure in geographical dialect networks. The research interest concentrates mainly on the regional distribution ...

dialect continuum

Language; Dialectology

A dialect continuum is a network of dialects in which geographically adjacent dialects are mutually comprehensible, but with comprehensibility steadily decreasing as distance ...

pluricentrism

Language; Dialectology

A pluricentric language is a single genetic language that has two or more standard forms. In a sense, the set of dialects can be understood as being part of a single diasystem, an ...

diasystem

Language; Dialectology

Diasystem is an analysis set up to encode or represent a range of related varieties. Diasystems focus on sounds between varieties, though morphological and syntactic diasystems ...

dialectology

Language; Dialectology

Dialectology is the scientific study of linguistic dialect, a sub-field of sociolinguistics. It studies variations in language based primarily on geographic distribution and their ...

diglossia

Language; Dialectology

A situation in which, in a given society, there are two closely related languages, one of high prestige, which is generally used by the government and in formal texts, and one of ...