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di·glos·si·a

 (dī-glô′sē-ə, -glŏs′ē-ə)
n.
The use of two markedly different varieties of a language in different social situations, such as a formal variety at work and an informal variety at home.

[From Greek diglōssos, speaking two languages : di-, two; see di-1 + glōssa, tongue, language.]

di·glos′sic adj.
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diglossia

(daɪˈɡlɒsɪə)
n
(Linguistics) linguistics the existence in a language of a high, or socially prestigious, and a low, or everyday, form, as German and Swiss German in Switzerland
[C20: New Latin, via French, from Greek diglōssos speaking two languages: see diglot]
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Translations
إزدواجية لغوية
diglosszia
ダイグロシア複舌

diglossia

[daɪˈglɒsɪə] Ndiglosia f
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(2017, 319-37))--and how Anglo-Norman was de facto an oral and written language well into the late fourteenth century ("English and French in Medieval England: Spoken Bilingualism or Code Diglossia?" in Louviot and Delesse (2017, 175-96)).
What makes the learning of Arabic even more challenging and time-consuming is the duality of the language (diglossia)--that is, the strong distinction between the standard variety (fusha) or Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), on the one hand, and the spoken one ('ammiyya, or darija), on the other hand.
Their topics include lessons learned and empirical data from 25 years of using an integrated approach, preparing students for the future: integrating dialect and standard into the Arabic foreign language classroom, developing a genre-based curriculum to teach Arabic diglossia, diverse speaker output in the integrated Arabic classroom: trends and interpretation, and integration and students' perspectives in a multi-dialect environment.
The Arabic Language is an example of diglossia, which is defined in [3] "A relatively stable language situation in which, in addition to the primary dialects of the language, there is a very divergent highly codified superposed variety, the vehicle of a large and respected body of written literature which is learned largely by formal education and is used for most written and formal spoken purposes, but is not used by any sector of the community for ordinary conversation." This grammatical phenomenon is found in all Arab countries.
We will therefore reference some fundamental concepts in Italian sociolinguistics such as diglossia and dilalia, working from the seminal text by Italian linguist Gaetano Berruto (1987, see section 5).
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 29, 2017 --(PR.com)-- Diglossia has announced the release of Mubakkir, the Arabic Early Reading Assessment designed for native and non-native learners at beginning and intermediate proficiency levels.
In modo da evidenziare piAaAaAeA chiaramente l'origine del concetto linguisti della variabilitAaAaAeA della lingua e della variabilitAaAaAeA del latino in particol abbiamo deciso di applicare, accanto alla "diglossia" di Ferguson (1959), le moderne nozioni della sociolinguistica, soprattutto quelle fondate sulla teoria del "diasistema" (variazione diatopica, diastratica e diafasica) di Eugenio Coseriu (1973), ulteriormente sviluppata ed elaborata da Gaetano Berruto (1987, 2003) e da Peter Koch e Wulf Oesterreicher (1985, 2011).
His works of prose display a multiplicity of language as he often uses diglossia (a use of words or sentences from a foreign language in a text), and produces a magical realism which reveals the untranslatable quality of language.
Ferguson referred to diglossia as a term meaning that the focus of two languages used in the same geographical region changes and impacts the sociolinguistic purpose of each language or dialect in society.