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Possible Answers: STATUS.
Last seen on: LA Times Crossword 14 Oct 18, Sunday
Random information on the term “Prestige”:
Prestige is the level of regard normally accorded a specific language or dialect within a speech community, relative to other languages or dialects. The concept of prestige in sociolinguistics provides one explanation for the phenomenon of variation in form, among speakers of a language or languages. Prestige varieties are those varieties which are generally considered, by a society, to be the most correct or otherwise superior variety. The prestige variety, in many cases, is the standard form of the language though there are exceptions, particularly in situations of covert prestige where a non-standard dialect is highly valued.
Sociolinguistic prestige is especially visible in situations where two or more distinct languages are in use, and in diverse, socially stratified urban areas, in which there are likely to be speakers of different languages and/or dialects interacting frequently.
The prevailing view among contemporary linguists is that regardless of perceptions that a dialect or language is “better” or “worse” than its counterparts, when dialects and languages are assessed “on purely linguistic grounds, all languages—and all dialects—have equal merit”.