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    Question I have 3 questions. If u dont mind plz reply

    1-What is isoglosses?
    2-What is dialect continuum?
    3-What is dialect boundaries?

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    Re: I have 3 questions. If u dont mind plz reply

    Quote Originally Posted by taghavi View Post
    1-What is isoglosses?
    2-What is dialect continuum?
    3-What is dialect boundaries?
    1. An isogloss is a line between two regions in which different variants of a linguistic variable are spoken in a dialect. Sometimes they follow national borders, but usually not.
    2. A dialect continuum is a situation where a language changes slowly into another one over geographical distance. For example, there is no clear cutoff line (isogloss) between German and Dutch. Germans near the border speak the same as Dutch people near the border, and as one travels closer to Berlin, it becomes more German; and as one travels towards Amsterdam, the language becomes more Dutch.
    3. A dialect boundary occurs where there is a clear geographical boundary - the opposite of 2. Basically, it's the same as an isogloss.
    For example, there is an isogloss between France and England - the English Channel. In China, there are many languages, and language or dialect continua are more common.

    Are you learning sociolinguistics too?

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    Re: I have 3 questions. If u dont mind plz reply


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    Re: I have 3 questions. If u dont mind plz reply

    Many thanks for the excellent and beautiful explanations. I read "Gorge Yule" but it described so ambiguous that I got puzzled.

    I am an english student at the beginning of way.

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