In the Indian Tamil diaspora, the cultivation of talk-like expertise in Tamil is celebrated as an index of speakers' globalizing and modernist moral sensibilities. In the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora, the cultivation of text-like expertise in Tamil is celebrated as an index of speakers' purist and primordialist moral sensibilities. There is a complementarity to this division of language labor, with Indian Tamils entrusted to modernize the prestige of the mother tongue and Sri Lankan Tamils entrusted to preserve the purity of the literary standard. The expansion of the Sri Lankan Tamil diaspora, with its heritage language institutions and textual facades, and the increase in Indian Tamil linguistic entrepreneurs testifies to the profitability of this arrangement for both Montreal Tamil groups.3rd grade (7 girls, 2 boys) Male teacher dictates short phrases and sentences and students write them in their notebooks. 4th grade (3 girls, 2 boys) Female teacher asks children to read a short story and answer comprehension questions inanbsp;...
|Title||:||Between Text and Talk: Expertise, Normativity, and Scales of Belonging in the Montreal Tamil Diasporas|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|