[INDOLOGY] Traditional/ insider's view of language or dialect status of Prakrits
mkapstei at uchicago.edu
Fri Dec 26 22:48:04 UTC 2014
>Ultimately, a clear distinction between “language” and “dialects” eludes even modern linguistics, in spite of long discussions of this issue.
As Max Weinreich elegantly put it: "A language is a dialect with an army and navy."
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes
Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies,
The University of Chicago
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