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An Introduction: Diglossia and its Aftermath

  • Robert McColl Millar

Abstract

Switzerland is one of the most developed countries in the world, with an affluent and highly educated population, speaking a variety of languages. The largest linguistic community is made up of German speakers. As with many mountainous polities, German-speaking Switzerland is divided into a range of different dialect groups, none of which is at all close to standard High German.

Keywords

Language Variety Local Dialect Phonological System South Asian Origin High Context 
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© Robert McColl Millar 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert McColl Millar
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  1. 1.University of AberdeenUK

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