Heinz Kloss

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Heinz Kloss (30 October 1904, Halle, Saxony-Anhalt – 13 June 1987) was a German linguist and internationally recognised authority on linguistic minorities.[1]

He coined the terms "ausbausprache" and "abstandsprache" to try to describe the differences in between what is commonly called a language and what is commonly called a dialect.

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