The Use of Pontic Dialect Today

Zoe Konstantinidou, Argyris Kyridis

Abstract


Language and dialects are part of culture and civilization. That is why, the reasons for which they are used, are significant and closely related to their maintenance. This led us to the research the reasons of the use of pontic dialect today. For the purpose of our study we asked 259 speakers of pontic dialect, from Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia and United States of America, to inform us why and how do they still use this dialect. Speaker’s responses show that the use of Pontic dialect today, is most supported by speakers for emotional and ideological reasons.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2014.v5n8p627


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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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