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STANDARDIZATION OF SPOKEN TAMIL, A DIGLOSSIC LANGUAGE FOR TAMIL DIASPORA

Paramasivam Muthusamy, Rajantheran Muniandy, N.Nadaraja Pillai, Silllalee S.Kandasamy, Sivapalan Govindasamy.

Abstract
Tamil is one of the oldest languages and classical languages of the world. Because of its long
history of 2500 or more years of continuous existence with an unbroken chain of language of the mass for
communication, it has got diversified varieties, namely, a standard spoken and a written variety or a prestigious
variety, with many idiosyncratic uses of the min designated fields. Hence, Tamil is considered as a diglossia
language. Diglossia refers to a situation where two language varieties occur at the same time. The Tamil
diaspora, on the other hand, is a very strong and vibrant community whose presence has been found in at least
188 countries all over the world. Migration to these countries was in wave after wave in different periods, of
which two dominant waves of migration were during the later Chola period and the period of English and
French colonization. The Tamil diaspora, though separated by great distances, live with a life-force of oneness
and togetherness along with the language and cultural features. They are deeply rooted in a common unique
ancient heritage, possessing a glorious culture and distinguished language. The language use is in differentt
stages, from language loss to renowned development of literature. In this context, there is a need for a common
standard spoken variety to be suggested for better development of the language and communication as well.
This article aims at bringing in a common standardized spoken form so that communicability and
comprehensibility is maintained, which will help in the production of literature also throughout the diaspora.
Since the spoken variety has crept into the educational system, standardization is inevitable. Therefore, this
research has an important role to play to set a model for other languages.

Key words: Tamil Diaspora, spoken Tamil, diglossic language, Phonological changes ,Morphological changes


 
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Paramasivam Muthusamy, Rajantheran Muniandy, N.Nadaraja Pillai, Silllalee S.Kandasamy, Sivapalan Govindasamy. STANDARDIZATION OF SPOKEN TAMIL, A DIGLOSSIC LANGUAGE FOR TAMIL DIASPORA. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 40-53. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.6


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Paramasivam Muthusamy, Rajantheran Muniandy, N.Nadaraja Pillai, Silllalee S.Kandasamy, Sivapalan Govindasamy. STANDARDIZATION OF SPOKEN TAMIL, A DIGLOSSIC LANGUAGE FOR TAMIL DIASPORA. JCR. 2020; 7(19): 40-53. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.6



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Paramasivam Muthusamy, Rajantheran Muniandy, N.Nadaraja Pillai, Silllalee S.Kandasamy, Sivapalan Govindasamy. STANDARDIZATION OF SPOKEN TAMIL, A DIGLOSSIC LANGUAGE FOR TAMIL DIASPORA. JCR. (2020), [cited July 15, 2020]; 7(19): 40-53. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.6



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Paramasivam Muthusamy, Rajantheran Muniandy, N.Nadaraja Pillai, Silllalee S.Kandasamy, Sivapalan Govindasamy (2020) STANDARDIZATION OF SPOKEN TAMIL, A DIGLOSSIC LANGUAGE FOR TAMIL DIASPORA. JCR, 7 (19), 40-53. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.6



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Paramasivam Muthusamy, Rajantheran Muniandy, N.Nadaraja Pillai, Silllalee S.Kandasamy, Sivapalan Govindasamy. 2020. STANDARDIZATION OF SPOKEN TAMIL, A DIGLOSSIC LANGUAGE FOR TAMIL DIASPORA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 40-53. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.6



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Paramasivam Muthusamy, Rajantheran Muniandy, N.Nadaraja Pillai, Silllalee S.Kandasamy, Sivapalan Govindasamy. "STANDARDIZATION OF SPOKEN TAMIL, A DIGLOSSIC LANGUAGE FOR TAMIL DIASPORA." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 40-53. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.6



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Paramasivam Muthusamy, Rajantheran Muniandy, N.Nadaraja Pillai, Silllalee S.Kandasamy, Sivapalan Govindasamy. "STANDARDIZATION OF SPOKEN TAMIL, A DIGLOSSIC LANGUAGE FOR TAMIL DIASPORA." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.19 (2020), 40-53. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.6



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Paramasivam Muthusamy, Rajantheran Muniandy, N.Nadaraja Pillai, Silllalee S.Kandasamy, Sivapalan Govindasamy (2020) STANDARDIZATION OF SPOKEN TAMIL, A DIGLOSSIC LANGUAGE FOR TAMIL DIASPORA. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (19), 40-53. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.19.6





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