Written vs spoken language

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Posts158Likes42Joined19/9/2019LocationSão Paulo / BR
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Learning English, French, Italian, Spanish

The difference between written and spoken Portuguese is really great in Brazil, and the explanation is in the colonial heritage, specially considering the high hierarchization present in our society. Language is an asset of the educated classes, which makes us very prejudiced against accents and oral uses (the contributions of other cultures that mixed with the Portuguese are not welcome as "oficial language"). I'm referring to the common sense, of course, but that is a heated academic discussion. I intend with such a long introduction to ask how this difference between written and spoken happens in other languages.

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