Day: September 28, 2009

Greek diglossia and how it isn’t

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Posted in categories: Linguistics, Modern Greek
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The term “diglossia” was coined for Greece; in fact, it was coined popularised by Psichari, who was once of the principals in the Greek diglossia wars. But the very fact that there were diglossia wars in Greece means “diglossia” was no longer the right word to describe what was going on in Greece. Diglossia is […]

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