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Journal Title: Nordic Journal of Linguistics
Volume/Issue:   32/2
Date: 2009
Table of Contents: Dialect development in a melting pot: The formation of a new culture and a new dialect in the industrial town of Høyanger
by Randi Solheim
pp 191-206

Dialect change?
by Jenny Nilsson
pp 207-220

Wolla I swear this is typical for the conversational style of adolescents in multiethnic areas in Oslo
by Toril Opsahl
pp 221-244

Self-recordings as a social activity
by Signe Schøning, Janus Spindler Møller
pp 245-269

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Sociolinguistics
 
LL Issue: 20.4419