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Title:Dialects, Orthography and Society
Abstract:While there is broad consensus that both linguistic and non-linguistic factors play a role in orthography, there is disagreement as to the relative weight played by the two sets of factors. In this paper, I present case studies from four languages, two from Papua New Guinea and two from Bangladesh, in which orthography interacts with dialectal differences. In two of the studies, orthography is used to show the unity of the communities, while in the other two it is used to establish separate identities. This interaction of orthography and group identity follows naturally from the claim that orthography is primarily a social practice, not a linguistic construct.
Contributor (author):Clifton, John M.
Date (W3CDTF):2013
Description (URI):http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/59939
Extent:8 pages
Identifier (URI):http://arts-sciences.und.edu/summer-institute-of-linguistics/work-papers/_files/docs/2013-clifton.pdf
Is Part Of:Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota
Language (ISO639):eng
Spatial Coverage (ISO3166):BM
Subject:Bine language
Chakma language
Tangchangya language
Kok Borok language
Usui language
Vanimo language
dialects; orthographies
Subject (ISO639):bon
Type (DCMI):Text
Type (OLAC):language_description


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Citation: Clifton, John M. 2013. Work Papers of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, University of North Dakota.
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Country: BangladeshIndiaPapua New Guinea
Area: AsiaPacific

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