ERIC Number: EJ527835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Quantitative Areal Analysis of Dialect Features.
Kretzschmar, William A., Jr.
Language Variation and Change, v8 n1 p13-39 1996
Presents an objective quantitative analysis of separate dialect features from the "Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States." Findings suggest that a mathematical modeling of areal variation of dialect features, combined with a reassessment of traditional notions of dialect, could contribute to knowledge of language and document regional differences. (51 references) (Author/CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A