User:Dave Sayers

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I'm a graduate student at the University of Essex writing a thesis in the sociology of language, based in the Sociology Department and co-supervised in Linguistics. I look at declining linguistic diversity from a dialectological viewpoint, then interrogate language policy that explicitly claims to 'protect linguistic diversity', examining whether this claim is viable given its central goal to standardise minority languages.

I am being funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK). Further info is available on my university web page.

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