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

dc.contributor.author Okura, Eve
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-13T01:58:00Z
dc.date.available 2021-01-13T01:58:00Z
dc.date.issued 2015-12-01
dc.description.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
dc.identifier.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).
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/73259
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Department of Linguistics
dc.relation.ispartofseries University of Hawai‘I at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
dc.subject linguistics
dc.title Language vs. Dialect in Language Cataloguing: The Vexed Case of Otomanguean Dialect Continua
prism.volume 2015
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