Diglossia
In linguistics, diglossia (/daɪˈɡlɒsiə/; Greek: διγλωσσία < δι- prefix denoting two, from δίς, twice + γλῶσσα, language + -ία, suffix denoting state or attribute, "speaking two languages") refe...
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Greek language question
The Greek language question (Greek: γλωσσικό ζήτημα, short: το γλωσσικό) was a dispute about whether the language of the Greek people (Demotic Greek) or a cultivated imitation of Ancient Greek (ka...
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Digraphia
In sociolinguistics, digraphia refers to the use of more than one writing system for the same language. Some scholars differentiate between synchronic digraphia with the coexistence of two or more wri...
High Alemannic German
High Alemannic is a dialect of Alemannic German and is often considered to be part of the German language, even though it is only partly intelligible to non-Alemannic speakers.
The High Alemannic ...
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Arabic grammar
Arabic grammar (Arabic: نحو عربي‎ naḥw ‘arabī or قواعد اللغة العربية qawā‘id al-lughah al-‘arabīyah) is the grammar of the Arabic language. Arabic is a Semitic language and its grammar has ...
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Bernese German phonology
This article is about the phonology of Bernese German. It deals with current phonology and phonetics, including geographical variants. Like other High Alemannic varieties, it has a two-way contrast in...
Bernese German phonology - Wikipedia
Accent reduction
Accent reduction, also known as elocution, accent modification or accent neutralization, is a systematic approach used to learn or adopt a new accent. It is the process of learning the sound system (o...
Nation language
"Nation language" is the term now commonly preferred to describe the work of writers from the Caribbean and the African diaspora in non-standard English, as opposed to the traditional designation of i...
Highest Alemannic German
Highest Alemannic (Hegschtalemannisch) is a branch of Alemannic German and is often considered to be part of the German language, even though mutual intelligibility with Standard German and other non-...
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Bernese German
Bernese German is the dialect of High Alemannic German spoken in the Swiss plateau (Mittelland) part of the canton of Bern and in some neighbouring regions. A form of Bernese German is spoken by Old O...
Swiss Standard German
Swiss Standard German (SSG), referred to by the Swiss as Schriftdeutsch, or Hochdeutsch, is one of four official languages in Switzerland, besides French, Italian and Romansh. It is a variety of Stand...
Vernacular literature
Vernacular literature is literature written in the vernacular—the speech of the "common people".In the European tradition, this effectively means literature not written in Latin. In this context, vern...
Standard language
A standard language (also standard dialect or standardized dialect) is a language variety used by a group of people in their public discourse. Alternatively, varieties become standard by undergoing a ...
Schweizerisches Idiotikon
Schweizerisches Idiotikon ("the Swiss idioticon", also known as Wörterbuch der schweizerdeutschen Sprache "Dictionary of the Swiss German language")is an ongoing, major project of lexicography of the ...
Schweizerisches Idiotikon - Wikipedia
Register (sociolinguistics)
In linguistics, a register is a variety of a language used for a particular purpose or in a particular social setting. For example, when speaking in a formal setting contrary to an informal setting, a...
Äuä
Äuä (pronounced [ˈæ̞wːæ̞ː], other possible spellings include äuää, äuuä, äuwä, ällwä) is a typical shibboleth of Bernese German.
There are two different uses:Within a declarative sentence, this wo...
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List of language regulators
This is a list of bodies that regulate standard languages, often called language academies. Language academies are motivated by, or closely associated with, linguistic purism, and typically publish pr...
Multilingualism in Luxembourg
Multilingualism is a part of everyday life for the population of Luxembourg.
The use of languages for legal and administrative purposes is regulated by a law promulgated in 1984, including the fo...
Argentinien-schwyzertütsch dialect
Argentinien-schwyzertütsch is a dialect of Alemannic German. Argentinien-schwyzertütsch is spoken by persons of Swiss origin. Most speakers live in Argentina, being the descendants of 19th century imm...
Ausbausprache, Abstandsprache and Dachsprache
The Ausbausprache – Abstandsprache – Dachsprache ([ˈaʊsbaʊʃpʁaːxə] - [ˈapʃtantʃpʁaːxə] - [ˈdaxʃpʁaːxə]) framework is a tool in dialectology used by sociolinguists for analysing and categor...
Basel German
Basel German or Baseldytsch (also Baseldütsch, Baslerdüütsch, Baseldeutsch) is the dialect of the city of Basel, Switzerland. Among the Swiss German dialects, it is the only Low Alemannic one.
Bas...
List of diglossic regions
Diglossia refers to the use by a language community of two languages or dialects, a "high" or "H" variety restricted to certain formal situations, and a "low" or "L" variety for everyday interaction. ...
List of diglossic regions - Wikipedia
Modern Standard Arabic
Modern Standard Arabic (MSA; Arabic: اللغة العربية الفصحى‎ al-lughah al-ʻArabīyah al-fuṣḥá 'the most eloquent Arabic language'), Standard Arabic, or Literary Arabic is the standardized and l...
Classical Arabic
Classical Arabic (CA), also known as Quranic Arabic, is the form of the Arabic language used in literary texts from Umayyad and Abbasid times (7th to 9th centuries). It is based on the medieval dialec...
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Post-creole continuum
The post-creole continuum or simply creole continuum refers to a situation wherein a creole language consists of a spectrum of varieties between those most and least similar to the superstrate languag...
Nova Friburgo
Nova Friburgo ([ˈnɔvɐ fɾiˈbuʁɡu], German: Neufreiburg, English: New Fribourg) is a municipality in the state of Rio de Janeiro in southeastern Brazil. It is located in the mountainous region, ...
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Swiss German
Swiss German (German: Schweizerdeutsch, Alemannic German: Schwyzerdütsch, Schwiizertüütsch, Schwizertitsch) refers to any of the Alemannic dialects spoken in Switzerland and in some Alpine com...
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Brazilian Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese (português do Brasil [poʁtuˈɡez du bɾaˈziw]) is a set of dialects of the Portuguese language used mostly in Brazil. It is spoken by virtually all of the 200 million inhabitants of...