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ERIC Number: ED060741
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Pages: 14
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Style and Dialect Selection in Hindi-Bhojpuri Learning Children.
Christian, Jane M.
In India, the use of language dialect and style, like many aspects of Indian thought and life, follows a continuum from the ritually pure and worthy of respect to the ritually defiled and unworthy. In North India, according to adult informants, Hindi is spoken at school, in formal business contacts or government offices, in formal ceremonies; it is the written language. Bhojpuri is the language spoken at home and in more informal relationships. Dialect in India is defined by attitudes, vested interests, and cognitive assumptions as to the nature of ritual, social and linguistic context, and kinesic and paralinguistic markers. Studying a child's development in the recognition and use of the language styles and dialects indicates some of the learning processes that are involved. It is possible to see various stages in the language development of children as they learn the proper usage of the styles and dialects. (VM)
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Authoring Institution: Laval Univ., Quebec (Quebec). International Center for Research on Bilingualism.
Identifiers - Location: India