Language Standardization and Entextualization

  title={Language Standardization and Entextualization},
  author={J. Pine},
  • J. Pine
  • Published 2015
  • History
  • Pragmatics
Literate Lahu, speakers of a Tibeto-Burman language in the ethnically and linguistically diverse uplands of Southeast Asia and southwest China, inscribe their language in an ecology of literacies shaped by the imbrication of a number of ideologies. As members of the larger category of chao khao or mountain people, the Lahu belong to a group which is persistently labeled as Other. (Laungaramsri 2001: 43-4). Lahu are also a people-without-writing (Pine 1999), despite the fact that at least three… Expand
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