Language Standardization: Testing the Models

  • Robert McColl Millar


In the previous chapter we discussed two models for the standardization process put forward by Kloss and Joseph. While some illustration for their views was given, no focus on the complete standardization process for any language over time was permitted. In this chapter, four standardizations will be considered – three successful and one failed – which will not only help to test Kloss’ and Joseph’s models, but also produce further understanding of the processes involved.


Standardization Process Fifteenth Century Language Standardization Language Planning Early Modern Period 
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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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