This article presents a discussion of several issues that are central to the ongoing, larger sociolinguistic investigation of the history of standard language development in pre-codification (15th-18th century) Slovakia. It is, in a sense, a position paper, laying out a basic theoretical framework and methodology for historical sociolinguistic research on Slovak standard language development and outlining an investigation of the 17th century linguistic situation among the Slovak Protestants within this framework and methodology.
Lauersdorf, Mark Richard, "Protestant Language Use in 17th Century Slovakia in a Diglossia Framework" (2003). Linguistics Faculty Publications. 52.