Discrete bilectalism: towards co-overt prestige and diglossic shift in Cyprus

  title={Discrete bilectalism: towards co-overt prestige and diglossic shift in Cyprus},
  author={Charley Rowe and Kleanthes K. Grohmann},
Abstract This article explores the nuances in the type of diglossic society in Cyprus towards a characterization of the precise stage of diglossic progression that accurately describes the current sociolinguistic state of Greek-speaking Cyprus. The question concerns the identification of that status as diglossic, as standardwith-dialects (social dialectia), or as bidialectal. We propose that the society can be characterized as diglossic, likely moving towards diaglossia. The term co-overt… Expand
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