By Ronald Wardhaugh
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* contains advised readings, dialogue sections, and routines.
* positive factors elevated emphasis on problems with id, unity, and gear
* Discusses themes resembling language dialects, pidgins and creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech groups, version, phrases and tradition, ethnographies, cohesion and politeness, speak and motion, gender, drawback, and making plans.
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Some kind of unification or amalgamation is now official government policy (see pp. 373–4). Countries with two or more competing languages that cannot possibly be unified may tear themselves apart, as we saw in Yugoslavia, or periodically seem to come very close to doing that, as with Belgium and Canada (see chapter 15). Standardization is also an ongoing matter, for only ‘dead’ languages like Latin and Classical Greek are standardized for all time. Living languages change and the standardization process is necessarily an ongoing one.
Living languages change and the standardization process is necessarily an ongoing one. It is also one that may be described as more advanced in languages like French or German and less advanced in languages like Bahasa Indonesia and Swahili. Hindi is still in the process of being standardized in India. That process is hindered by widespread regional resistance to Hindi out of the fear that regional AITC02 36 5/9/05, 4:36 PM Languages, Dialects, and Varieties 37 languages may be submerged or, if not submerged, quite diminished.
It looks like it’s going to rain. To whom did you give it? She’s taller than me now. 26 5/9/05, 4:36 PM Languages, Dialects, and Varieties h. i. j. k. l. m. n. o. p. q. r. s. 27 Yesterday he laid down after lunch for an hour. Can I leave the room? He ain’t got no money left. Try and do it soon. Between you and me, I don’t like it. There’s twenty dollars for you to spend. She invited Sally and I to the party. I wants it. You done it, did you? Stand over by them boys. Is he the one what said it? They don’t learn you nothing there.