Linguistics symposium rethinks communities of language

The second annual Sociolinguistics Symposium will take place on Feb. 27 at the Foreign Languages Building with a renewed focus on studying bilingualism and speech communities. SOSY is a graduate student-run symposium meant to provide graduate students a forum to present and discuss their research related to sociolinguistics and to showcase other work in the...

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Diglossia: Diglossia, the coexistence of two varieties of the same language throughout a speech community. Often, one form is the literary or prestige dialect, and the other is a common dialect spoken by most of the population. Such a situation exists in many speech communities throughout the world—e.g., in

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New Indo-European Language Discovered

A linguistics researcher at the Macquarie University in Australia has discovered that the language, known as Burushaski, which is spoken by about 90,000 people who reside in a remote area of Pakistan, is Indo-European in origin.

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