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The 'Classical' Language Issue

A. R. Venkatachalapathy
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 44, No. 2 (Jan. 10 - 16, 2009), pp. 13-15
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40278375
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The 'Classical' Language Issue
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Abstract

We need to remind ourselves that classical language status is not a matter for the State to decide. It is best left to scholars, even though they are not immune from politics, to identify what is classical and what is not. Further the assignation of such a status based on accepted scholarly standards to any language should not also mean the "inferiorisation" of other languages.

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