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The Standardization of Languages

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What does it mean for languages to become standardized?

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1. Which of the following is a formal process toward standardizing languages?

2. As poets and intellectuals start to use a particular set of linguistic forms consistently, they are participating in the _____ standardization of language.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of the way languages can be standardized. Take this multiple-choice quiz and answer questions on important topics like what standardizing a language refers to and a formal process toward language standardization.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz yourself on the following as well:

  • How writers like poets can contribute to the standardization of language
  • Example of a language that's been standardized
  • What English is an example of

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define what it means to standardize a language
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an example of a formal process toward standardizing languages
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an example of a standardized language and the contributions that writers like poets and intellectuals can make toward standardization

Additional Learning

Feel free to learn more about language with the lesson named The Standardization of Languages. Here are some of the main topics you'll be discussing in the lesson:

  • Productive aspects of standardization
  • The intelligentsia and their influence
  • Modern standard Arabic
  • Pluricentric languages
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