printability and standardization

Blanchet Philippe philippe.blanchet at
Wed Jan 7 13:48:40 UTC 2004

Hello everybody

I do agree with J. Fishman's remarks about standardization.
The 'polynomic' way of promoting both Corsican and Provençal in France,
or the Walser's germanic varieties in Italy, have shown that a language
can be written and printed (and even taught) with no standard and a
total respect for all its varieties, provided the spelling system allows
to write down various specific characteristics (which is the case).

Ph. B.

Philippe Blanchet
Professeur de sociolinguistique et didactique des langues
Centre de Recherche sur la Diversité
Linguistique de la Francophonie [EA 3207]

Université Rennes 2 Haute Bretagne,
Campus Villejean, CS 24307, F-35043 Rennes cédex
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