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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   36/4
Date: 2007
Table of Contents: Strategic Bivalency in Latin and Spanish in Early Modern Spain
by Kathryn A. Woolard, E. Nicholas Genovese
pp 487-509

Enregisterment and Appropriation in Javanese-Indonesian Bilingual Talk
by Zane Goebel
pp 511-531

Sexuality in Context: Variation and the sociolinguistic perception of identity
by Erez Levon
pp 533-554

Multiple Ideologies and Competing Discourses: Language shift in Tlaxcala, Mexico
by Jacqueline Messing
pp 555-577

"A Place Between Places": Language and identities in a border town
by Carmen Llamas
pp 579-604

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 18.2452