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LINGUIST List 18.3888

Fri Dec 28 2007

Qs: Diaglossia

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        1.    John Myhill, Diaglossia


Message 1: Diaglossia
Date: 28-Dec-2007
From: John Myhill <johnresearch.haifa.ac.il>
Subject: Diaglossia
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I am supposed to give a position paper at a symposium on Chi. Would any of
you be able to give me references to studies of the difficulties which
children encounter in learning to read and write in a diglossic situation?
The particular situations I'm interested in (for the purposes of the
symposium--I know that not everyone considers these all to be diglossia) are:

Arabic in Arabic-speaking countries, Indonesian in Indonesia, Sinhala in
Sri Lanka, Urdu in Pakistan, German in Switzerland, English or French in
any country in which a creole related to these languages is the normal
spoken language, e.g. in the Caribbean.

Please send any references to johnresearch.haifa.ac.il.

Thanks very much,

John Myhill

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics



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