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Journal Title: Language Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   21/1
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Was/were variation: A perspective from London
by Jenny Cheshire, Susan Fox
pp 1-38

The nature of sociolinguistic perception
by Kathryn Campbell-Kibler
pp 135-156

Subject-verb order in spoken Arabic: Morpholexical and event-based factors
by Jonathan Owens, Robin Dodsworth, Trent Rockwood
pp 39-67

Universal and dialect-specific pathways of acquisition: Caregivers, children, and t/d deletion
by Jennifer Smith, Mercedes Durham, Liane Fortune
pp 69-95

The varying influence of social and linguistic factors on language stability and change: The case of Eskilstuna
by Eva Sundgren
pp 97-133

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Morphology
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Typology
 
LL Issue: 20.1379