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Lecture | Workshop Series

Dialect Comparison and Historical Reconstruction

Wednesday 22 November 2023
Methods in Dialectology Workshop Series 2023
On Campus: Digital Lab P.J. Veth 1.07

Dialectologists are interested in both the synchronic and diachronic aspects of dialectal variation. In the first half of this workshop, you will see a range of methods in dialect comparison, such as comparing vowels using different reference systems. The geographical patterns we see on maps are shaped by history. In the second half, we will look at some of these maps and data and try to reconstruct the linguistic history.

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