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elite bilingualism

a type of bilingualism attained through formal study of the second language, which involves literacy in that language and is considered a sign of high social status and education. Also called elective bilingualism. Compare folk bilingualism. [first described by U.S. sociolinguist Joshua A. Fishman (1926–  )]

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concrete attitude

concrete attitude

a cognitive style that is directed to specific objects and immediate stimuli. A person who exhibits a concrete attitude tends not to make abstract comparisons and will not usually respond to abstract qualities, concepts, or categories. Compare abstract attitude. [defined by Kurt Goldstein]