NDV Working Group

Foundation and objectives of the NDV-Working Group

The 'Working group on Non-dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages' (NDV-WG) was founded in 2010 by an initiative of Rudolf Muhr and has carried on its work ever since by organising international conferences. It assembles scholars from around the world interested in doing research on varieties of pluricentric languages that are not dominating the linguistic and communicative norms of a language and often have to justify their 'otherness'.

The NDV-WG tries to fill a gap in research as there has not been a systematic documentation of non-dominant varieties, their status and common social pyschological aspects in relation to dominant and other non-dominant varieties of the same pluricentric language.

The main objectives of the work of the NDV-WG are to document the situation of the non-dominant varieties worldwide in order to identify common or diverging features and to draw conclusions for their codification, corpus and status planning. Furthermore we want to bring together scholars already working on these varieties and to interest others to join the working group and contribute to its research objectives.

Our Work - Topics of the NDV-WG

Members List

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We would like to encourage scholars to join the NDV-Working group and contribute to its work by attending the common conferences that are held biannally at different places around the world.

The membership is free of charge and requires only a declaration of the wish to join the group by completing the form below. By doing so, you will get information from time to time about activities of the group and the upcoming conferences.

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