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Day: March 30, 2016

In linguistics, are there views other than the primacy of speech over writing?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diglossia The default thinking in linguistics is indeed that spoken language  has primacy over written, and Brian has outlined the arguments for it. But coming from another culture with the burden of diglossia and veneration for old forms of the language, I get where OP is coming from. Written language is never anterior to spoken,  […]

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