ERIC Number: ED347792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
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Standard Language: Its Emergence and Choice.
Omar, Asmah Haji
Much has been written about the necessity of having a standard variety for a particular language. There has also been a great deal of literature on the emergence of a particular variety to be the standard language for a multidialectal language community. This report attempts to look at the various types of choice of a standard language or the emergence of a standard model. Although examples are drawn mostly from Malaysia, it is probable that such speech processes may occur in other speech communities. (JL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Identifiers: Language Choice; Malaysia
Note: In: Tickoo, Makhan L., Ed. Languages & Standards: Issues, Attitudes, Case Studies; see FL 019 461.