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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   37/3
Date: 2008
Table of Contents: A(p)parent play: Blending frames and reframing in family talk
by Cynthia Gordon
pp 319-349

A Creole origin for Barlovento Spanish? A linguistic and sociohistorical inquiry
by Manuel Díaz-Campos, J. Clancy Clements
pp 351-383

When names fail: Referential practice in face-to-face service encounters
by Robert J. J. Moore
pp 385-413

“The smuggling of La Francophonie”: Francophone Africans in Anglophone Cape Town (South Africa)
by Cecile B Vogouroux
pp 415-434

Multilithic English(es) and language ideologies
by Alastair Pennycook
pp 435-444

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
 
LL Issue: 19.1548