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isogloss


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A line on a map enclosing an area within which a particular linguistic feature (1) is found. Various types of isogloss are distinguished: an isophone is a feature of pronunciation, an isolex an item of vocabulary, an isomorph a feature of word formation, and an isoseme a particular word meaning. [From Greek isos equal+glossa a tongue]

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography — Psychology.


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