Dialects—Two Tongues in One Mouth
Lecture no. 16 from the course: The Story of Human Language
Taught by Professor John McWhorter | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Diglossia is the sociological division of labor in many societies between two languages, with a "high" one used in formal contexts and a "low" one used in casual ones—as in High German and Swiss German in Switzerland.