Chapter 24. Dialectology and Linguistic Diffusion

  1. Brian D. Joseph and
  2. Richard D. Janda
  1. Walt Wolfram and
  2. Natalie Schilling-Estes

Published Online: 30 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756393.ch24

The Handbook of Historical Linguistics

The Handbook of Historical Linguistics

How to Cite

Wolfram, W. and Schilling-Estes, N. (2003) Dialectology and Linguistic Diffusion, in The Handbook of Historical Linguistics (eds B. D. Joseph and R. D. Janda), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756393.ch24

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631195719

Online ISBN: 9780470756393

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Keywords:

  • dialectology;
  • linguistic diffusion;
  • dialect variation;
  • variationists;
  • dialectologists

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Orderly Variation and Diffusion

  • Traditional Models of Linguistic Diffusion

  • The Gravity Model

  • Limitations of the Gravity Model

  • Amplifiers and Barriers to Diffusion

  • Contra-Hierarchical Diffusion

  • Notes