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  1. This paper argues for a focus on the social meaning of variation, based in a study of stylistic practice. It is common in the study of variation to interpret variables as reflections of speakers’ membership in social categories. Others have argued…
  2. This volume brings together Bourdieu's highly original writings on language and on the relations among language, power, and politics. Bourdieu develops a forceful critique of traditional approaches to language, including the linguistic theories of…
  3. Beginning in the mid-fifties and emanating largely form MIT, and approach was developed to linguistic theory and to the study of the structure of particular languages that diverges in many respects from modern linguistics. Although this approach is…
  4. The transmission of linguistic change within a speech community is characterized by incremen- tation within a faithfully reproduced pattern characteristic of the family tree model, while diffusion across communities shows weakening of the original…
  5. This series provides brief, clear introductions to the main disciplinary areas of language study. This book outlines second language acquisition, the study of the way in which people learn a language other than their mother tongue. It is designed to…

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