International Linguistics Research 2022-10-01T10:47:09+08:00 Sarah Lane Open Journal Systems <p>International Linguistics Research (ILR) is an international, double-blind peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by <span lang="EN-US">IDEAS SPREAD INC</span>. The journal encourages submission in but not limited to subjects of linguistics, including theoretical linguistics, descriptive linguistics and applied linguistics. In addition to the broad area of language research, the creative approaches to language learning and teaching are also involved, leading linguistics to a higher level of cognitive development. The linguistic research contributes to cooperation of people groups throughout the world. Abundant and professional resources of linguistics are needed to meet a wide and infinitely varied range of communicative goals. From this perspective, the journal aims to improve the communicative power of the language and consolidate the national language communicative tool available to speakers. International Linguistics Research (ILR) also provides the opportunities for sharing the resources among members of the academic community. <br>The journal is published in both print and online versions. The online version is free access and download.</p> Utah Dialect Regions and Features 2022-10-01T10:47:09+08:00 David Ellingson Eddington <p>Data from the Utah Dialect Survey were used to delineate dialect boundaries in the state of Utah. Statistical algorithms divided the state into rural and urban dialect zones. Twelve features were identified that distinguish the two dialects. Three additional features were extracted from the the Harvard Survey of North American Dialects. The idea that the rural vs. urban divide is related to a greater number of immigrants to urban areas is discounted. Many rural features coincide with those used more by older Utahns suggesting that rural areas maintain more conservative Utah characteristics.</p> 2022-09-30T00:00:00+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##