ethnocentrism in linguistics, birdsite link

> I've long felt that people that write on languages with majority status often get to declare that their findings are "general" wrt language (incidentally or not). This might come out is by excluding the language from the publication title. I decided to be empirical about this.


ethnocentrism in linguistics, birdsite link 

@melissaboiko "Angloamerican-centricism" is everywhere. It's heavily present in software world too, and it's very annoying.

It's also common within languages, as far as I've observed up until now: e.g. the vast majority of Turkish studies conveniently stick to the abstract standardised Turkish that nobody speaks even on the national television, and pretend even the common modern Istanbul-dialect based variety doesn't exist...

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