DIGLOSSIA By N., Sam M.S. - 3 When 2 languages exist in a community, one used a lot and the other used less. The more used language is formal and the other is a colloquial type. DIGLOSSIA: "Diglossia occurs where 2 forms of language are used in a community." Related Psychology Terms LANGUAGE (Psycholinguistics) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population ARTIFICIAL LANGUAGE CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY CHILD PSYCHIATRY ACHIEVEMENT TESTS COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DIGLOSSIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/diglossia/ (accessed October 1, 2022).