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ERIC Number: ED003912
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 11
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A CAUSAL ANALYSIS OF CASTE DIALECTS.
MCCORMACK, WILLIAM
THIS PAPER ATTEMPTS TO ANALYZE THE SOCIAL CAUSES FOR THE DIFFERENTIAL RATE OF CHANGE IN LANGUAGE BEHAVIOR BETWEEN BRAHMINS AND NON-BRAHMINS. INDICATIONS ARE THAT (1) INDIAN SPEECH COMMUNITIES ARE CONSCIOUS OF CASTE DIALECTS, (2) LINGUISTIC FORMS DIFFUSE MORE RAPIDLY AMONG LOWER-STATUS GROUPS, (3) THE SPEECH OF LOWER-STATUS GROUPS DISPLAYS FORMS WITH WIDER REGIONAL DISPERSTION THAN DOES THE SPEECH OF LOCALLY HIGH-STATUS CASTES, AND (4) THE MOTIVATION, OR CAUSE, FOR THE EXISTENCE OF CASTE DIALECTS IS PROVIDED BY THE SOCIAL-STATUS ASPECTS OF THE LOCAL CASTE HIERARCHY ITSELF. (LP)
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Identifiers: INDIA