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Language vs. Dialect in Language Cataloguing: The Vexed Case of Otomanguean Dialect Continua

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Title:Language vs. Dialect in Language Cataloguing: The Vexed Case of Otomanguean Dialect Continua
Authors:Okura, Eve
Keywords:linguistics
Date Issued:01 Dec 2015
Publisher:University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
Citation:Okura, Eve. 2015. Language vs. Dialect in Language Cataloguing: The Vexed Case of Otomanguean Dialect Continua. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics 46(5).
Series:University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
Abstract:This paper reviews the literature on the language-vs.-dialect question and mutual intelligibility testing. It discusses conflicting internal classification schemes from different sources involving Mixtec and Zapotec dialect continua (members of the Otomanguean language family). The paper shows how various catalogues differ in their purposes and thus in their methods of dealing with these dialect continua, comparing and contrasting various internal classification schemes. It also demonstrates how the Catalogue of Endangered languages has solved the issue of the Mixtec and Zapotec dialect continua. KEYWORDS: dialect continuum; dialect continua; dialect chain; mutual intelligibility; catalogue; Otomanguean; Mixtec; Zapotec; Catalogue of Endangered Languages; ELCat
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73259
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
Volume:2015
Appears in Collections: Working Papers in Linguistics - 2015


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