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Unformatted text preview: diglossic when there is limited access to the High variety over a long period of time. 5. Terms: register/style of language (informal versus formal) & accent. 6. Multilingualism, bilingualism (These terms can be used to describe individual ability or a society.) 7. Speech community- those who communicate with each other. 8. Power and Solidarity- are characterized by asymmetrical and symmetrical language relations, respectively. 9. Language standardization- a top-down governmental planning effort 10. Language change comes both from the top-down or bottom-up. 11. Motivations for language change : a. Mark oneself off from another group achieve independence from a group. b. Include oneself within a group achieve solidarity with a group. c. Emulate higher status group (hypercorrection to gain status/prestige ). d. React to the forces of the marketplace (economic motivation). 12. Language and power- control of language access = control to power....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course LCA 441 taught by Professor Rafferty during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.
- Spring '08