ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Language and the Nationality Question

Language and the Nationality Question Sadhna Saxena Categorisation of some languages as 'standard' and others as backward, crude, inferior or corrupt forms of standard languages is more a political construct than a linguistic fact. Dialects which do not have script and lack state patronage to develop literature in print get impoverished. Education is one such vital area where this language hierarchy is strengthened in name of preserving national integration.

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