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Are there factors that inhibit and/or promote the extinction, rise, or maintenance of regional dialects?

asked 2015-10-08 19:57:03 -0400

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What factors do this?

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answered 2015-10-24 06:56:47 -0400

A S Sundar gravatar image

Factors that would impact regional dialects could be: 1) Significant inward migration of people who speak different languages/dialects 2) Media language ,especially visual media 3)Impact of education on the speakers. 4) Ruler's language or trade language's role.

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