the study of specific languages and dialects within a defined geographical area. This branch of linguistics specifically emphasizes regional influences. This approach differs from linguistic typology due to its emphasis on regional dialect.

AREAL LINGUISTICS: "Area linguistics refers to the study of regional dialects or the differentiation of different linguistic patterns within a given area."
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