THE INDIVIDUAL BETWEEN THE RESTRICTED AND THE ELABORATED LINGUISTIC CODE

Draçini, Rrezarta (2014) THE INDIVIDUAL BETWEEN THE RESTRICTED AND THE ELABORATED LINGUISTIC CODE. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

The individual as a part of the society owns a very important element so that he can become part of it: the verbal communication. If we focus here we will see that the language user is the past, the present and the future of language itself. From one generation to the other, from one linguistic areal to the other, the language is in constant movement together with its users. The question arises: Does the change between the linguistic codes of the same language create a problem for the linguistic performance? Does the society accept the users of restricted linguistic codes, or even prejudge them? Can we talk about a linguistic prejudice in between of the users of the same language, even though modern societies are trying to fight any kind of prejudice and discrimination? These questions take a great importance in the Albanian reality where even though there have been 50 years from the determination of the linguistic standard (the elaborated code), the debates and polemics between the academic and social groups continue to exist. The placement of one of the narrow codes ( the south’s tosk dialect) as a standard or as a elaborated code based on a political act of the communist dictatorship of that time has made the contradictions of the north dialect users even more apparent linguistically and politically. The users of Geg dialect live in between of two different realities the elaborated and restricted code. In this study we will analyze the results of a large scale questionnaire made in the north area, whose purpose was the identification of the linguistic individual’s problems while he is confronted with the standard language and also the results of another questionnaire made to the users of elaborated language and the dialect close to it, the tosk dialect.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2016 20:51
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2016 20:51
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/3527

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