Fundamental Problems of the Ethnography of Communication and Public Speech of the Albanian Language of Nowadays

Gjovalin Shkurtaj, Alessia Bergamin


The article tackles some fundamental problems of the ethnography of communication and public speech of nowadays Albanian, the directions and the main tendencies of contemporary developments and the influences from English and other foreign languages in the frame of globalization. Language has not been and it is not a monolith block: it has its layers and its distinctions in both the vertical line and the horizontal line as well. The vertical stratification (or diastratic) belongs to the variables that are connected with the social stratification, whereas the horizontal stratification (or diatopic) belongs to the dialectal and regional distinctions. These dimensions of linguistic variety are often interlaced with two additional ones: the degree of formality, which belongs to the manner and control that is exercised when spoken (diaphasic variation) and the variations that depend on the means used to communicate: written forms, by means of electronic post (e-mail), telephone, orally etc. (diamesic variation).

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2015.v4n2s2p157

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