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Exploring Linguistic Standards in Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages- Explorando estándares lingüísticos en variedades no dominantes de lenguas pluricéntricas


Edited By Rudolf Muhr, Carla Amorós Negre and Carmen Fernández Juncal

This volume commemorates the 20 th anniversary of Michael Clyne’s seminal volume «Pluricentric languages. Differing norms in different countries» published in 1992. The main focus of this volume is the exploration of linguistic standards in non-dominant varieties and the discovery of the ways in which different language communities of non-dominant varieties reconcile their wish to express their national, social and personal identity via language with their desire to adhere to a common language. Another central focus is the way in which the norms of languages, and in particular those of non-dominant varieties of pluricentric languages, can be standardized or how given standards can be changed. The papers show that the state of standardization in pluricentric languages may differ strongly from language to language and also differ between varieties of the same language.
El libro conmemora el vigésimo aniversario del influyente volumen publicado por Michael Clyne en 1992, «Pluricentric languages. Differing norms in different countries». El objetivo principal consiste en «explorar estándares lingüísticos en variedades no dominantes» e indagar cómo las diferentes comunidades lingüísticas reconcilian la pretensión de expresar su propia identidad nacional, social y personal a través del lenguaje con su mismo deseo de adherencia a una lengua común. Otra cuestión central atiende a la manera en que las normas lingüísticas y, en particular, las normas de las variedades lingüísticas de lenguas pluricéntricas pueden convertirse en estándares o cómo los estándares establecidos pueden ser modificados. Los diversos artículos muestran que la situación y el grado de estandarización en las diversas lenguas pluricéntricas pueden diferir en gran manera entre las distintas lenguas y entre variedades diferentes de una misma lengua.


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Rudolf MUHR: Codifying linguistic standards innon-dominant varieties of pluricentric languages-adopting dominant or native norms?


In: Rudolf Muhr, Carla Amorós Negre, Carmen Fernández Juncal, Klaus Zimmermann, Emilio Prieto, Natividad Hernández (eds.) (2013): Exploring Linguistic Standards in Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages / Explorando estándares lingüísticos en variedades no dominantes de lenguas pluricéntricas. Wien et. al., Peter Lang Verlag. p. 11-44. Rudolf MUHR (University of Graz, Austria) Codifying linguistic standards in non-dominant varieties of pluricentric languages - adopting dominant or native norms? Abstract This paper examines the standardisation and codification in non-dominant varieties of pluricentric languages (NDVs). It focuses on the specific chal- lenges that are connected with the fact that NDVs are sharing a common language and at the same time develop their own linguistic norms which, among other things, serve to express the social and national identity of their speakers. The paper informs about the state of the art in the codifica- tion of different pluricentric languages and it explores general models of codification, quantitative and qualitative stages of standardisation and the stages of linguistic decolonization which lead to endonormative stabiliza- tion and dialect birth. In this respect, specific corpus planning strategies that either retain the linguistic connection with the other varieties of the language or lead to different degrees of linguistic independence are also explored. Criteria for the delimitation of standard and non-standard fea- tures of NDVs are discussed and a list of relevant criteria for the selection of linguistic items of NDVs (in a self-defining codifying concept) is pre- sented. 1. The codification of...

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