Dialects—Where Do You Draw the Line?
Lecture no. 15 from the course: The Story of Human Language
Taught by Professor John McWhorter | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Dialects of one language can be called languages simply because they are spoken in different countries, such as Swedish, Norwegian and Danish. The reverse is also true: The Chinese "dialects" are distinctly different languages.