Minority Matters: Issues in Minority Languages in India

Rajeshwari Pandharipande

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Abstract

This paper discusses the following major issues relating to minority languages in India: (a) the definition of minority languages; (b) their status; (c) the factors contributing to their retention or attrition; and (d) the role of speakers'; attitude towards their language.

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Pandharipande, Rajeshwari. Minority Matters: Issues in Minority Languages in India. IJMS: International Journal on Multicultural Societies. 2002, vol. 4, no.2, pp. 213-234. UNESCO. ISSN 1817-4574. www.unesco.org/shs/ijms/vol4/issue2/art4

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