Language

Post Creole Continuum

Post Creole Continuum represents the range of dialectal variations found in many creole-speaking communities. It also known as the creole continuum. It was coined by linguist David DeCamp, “Toward a Generative Analysis of a Post-Creole Speech Continuum” in Pidginization and Creolizati.....

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Official Language

Official Language is approved by the government of a country, taught in schools, and used in legal and official documents. It is a language that is given a special legal status in a particular country, state, or other jurisdiction. Official Language that is also an indigenous language is called e.....

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Language Change

Language Change is largely regular One can recognise regularities in the types of change which languages undergo, even if these cannot be predicted. It offers insights into the nature of language itself. In historical linguistics has traditionally been concerned with how languages evolve and not .....

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Gender Neutral Language

Gender Neutral Language is important in feminism. It became a common feature in written and spoken versions of many languages in the late twentieth century. It is also important to people who have non-binary gender identities. Gender Neutral Language doesn’t give the idea that a person is m.....

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Linguistic Rights

Linguistic Rights is argued that the general assimilation or equation between language rights and human rights is not only erroneous as far as it is inaccurate, but it leads to a distorted image of the relationship between law and politics. It includes, among others, the right to one’s own .....

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Linguistic Purism

This article describe about Linguistic Purism, which is a form of prescriptive linguistics. It is often presented as conservative, as a “protection” of a language from the “aggression” of other languages or of “conservation” of the national Volksgeist, but is o.....

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Abstand and Ausbau Languages

Abstand and Ausbau Languages means to speak of language settings in which speakers or a portion thereof feel their language to be ‘‘threatened’’ — and therefore in need of assistance. It is a tool used in sociolinguistics to analyse and categorise the distinctiveness of related language.....

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Language Planning

Language Planning is frequently undertaken for the expressed purpose of solving communication problems. It refers to deliberate efforts to influence the behavior of others with respect to the acquisition, structure, or functional allocation of their language codes. The goals of language planning .....

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Language Revitalization

Language Revitalization is an emerging field, its theoretical foundations as well as its models of practice are still developing. Many publications are devoted to the fundamental task of increasing the knowledge base by reporting on revitalization projects on specific languages, often in specific.....

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Language Death

This article talks about Language Death, which is a process that affects speech communities where the level of linguistic competence that speakers possess of a given language variety is decreased, eventually resulting in no native or fluent speakers of the variety. It is disappearance of a langua.....

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Language Ideology

Language Ideology is to explore the nexus of language, culture, and politics. It is to examine how people construe language’s role in a social and cultural world, and how their construals are socially positioned. It  is a concept used primarily within the fields of anthropology, sociolinguisti.....

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Proto Language

Proto Language is a language which was the common ancestor of related languages that form a language family. It is by definition a linguistic reconstruction formulated by applying the comparative method to a group of languages featuring similar characteristics. Proto Language suffered criticism d.....

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