STANDARD VARIETY

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STANDARD VARIETY. A term in LINGUISTICS for the STANDARD form of a language: ‘The standard variety of British or American English would perhaps not have served this purpose. The language of Indian writing in English is the natural product of an alien medium in interaction and interference with native languages and native cultures’ ( R. R. Mehrotra, ‘Indian Literature in English’, in English Across Cultures, Cultures Across English, eds. Ofelia Garcia & Ricardo Otheguy, 1989).

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