Definition of Isogloss

1. Noun. A line indicating the geographical boundaries of a linguistic feature on a map. ¹



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Definition of Isogloss

1. a line on a map between linguistically varied areas [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Isogloss

isogamies
isogamous
isogeneic graft
isogenesis
isogenic
isogenic strain
isogenies
isogenous
isogenous nest
isogentiobiose
isogeny
isogeotherm
isogeotherms
isogloss (current term)
isoglossal
isoglosses
isoglossic
isoglucose
isoglucoses
isoglutamine
isognathous
isognomonid
isognomonids
isogon
isogonal
isogonal line
isogonals
isogone

Literary usage of Isogloss

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Occitan Translations of John XII and XIII-XVII from a Fourteenth-century by Marvyn Roy Harris (1985)
"Beginning at the frontier between France and Spain, not far from where the border between France and Andorra begins in the west, this isogloss passes in ..."

2. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"There should perhaps be a tiny isogloss in New York City in the area of the New York Times offices: Theodore Bernstein 1962, 1965, 1971, 1977 insists ..."

3. The Modern Uzbeks: From the Fourteenth Century to the Present : a Cultural by Edward Allworth (1990)
"The Uzbeks rode across a linguistic isogloss whose Turkic language differed noticeably from the language encountered in ..."

4. Trends, Risk, & Interventions in Lethal Violence: Proceedings of the Third edited by Carolyn Block (1995)
"... Line" by differences in the pronunciation of the word "greasy," which rhymes with "fleecy" north of the isogloss and with "breezy" to the south (cf. ..."

5. Afrika und Übersee by Carl Meinhof (1845)
"the isogloss separating reflexes of *-tdg 'to count' in Northern languages from *-sdy reflexes in the South, (4) and the isogloss separating reflexes of ..."

6. The Occitan Translations of John XII and XIII-XVII from a Fourteenth-century by Marvyn Roy Harris (1985)
"Beginning at the frontier between France and Spain, not far from where the border between France and Andorra begins in the west, this isogloss passes in ..."

7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"There should perhaps be a tiny isogloss in New York City in the area of the New York Times offices: Theodore Bernstein 1962, 1965, 1971, 1977 insists ..."

8. The Modern Uzbeks: From the Fourteenth Century to the Present : a Cultural by Edward Allworth (1990)
"The Uzbeks rode across a linguistic isogloss whose Turkic language differed noticeably from the language encountered in ..."

9. Trends, Risk, & Interventions in Lethal Violence: Proceedings of the Third edited by Carolyn Block (1995)
"... Line" by differences in the pronunciation of the word "greasy," which rhymes with "fleecy" north of the isogloss and with "breezy" to the south (cf. ..."

10. Afrika und Übersee by Carl Meinhof (1845)
"the isogloss separating reflexes of *-tdg 'to count' in Northern languages from *-sdy reflexes in the South, (4) and the isogloss separating reflexes of ..."

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