Standard Language and Socio-Historical Parameters: Standard Lankan Tamil

  title={Standard Language and Socio-Historical Parameters: Standard Lankan Tamil},
  author={Thiru Kandiah},
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Abstract While the defining cases of diglossia offered in Charles Ferguson's 1959 article have long been useful as vehicles for introducing this important form of societal multilingualism, they are
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Diglossia: A Bibliographic Review.
The bibliography following the body of this paper contains a total of 1,092 entries on the subject of diglossia. Entries dealing with diglossia in the classical sense of Ferguson (1959) and in the
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It is planned to publish this paper in three parts, in this and the two subsequent issues of the Journal of Linguistics. The three parts will consist respectively of the numbered sections 1–3, 4–7