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Journal Title: Language Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   22/1
Date: 2010
Table of Contents: Pushing the envelope: Looking beyond the variable context
by Roger Blench
pp 1-36

Depleted plural marking in two Afro-Hispanic dialects: Separating inheritance from innovation
by John M. Lipski
pp 105-148

Social work and linguistic systems: Marking possession in Canadian English
by Sali A Tagliamonte, Alexandra D'Arcy, Bridget Jankowski
pp 149-173

Ethnolects and the city: Ethnic orientation and linguistic variation in Toronto English
by Michol F Hoffman, James A. Walker
pp 37-67

The past, present, and future of English dialects: Quantifying convergence, divergence, and dynamic equilibrium
by Warren Maguire, April McMahon, Paul Heggarty, Dan Dediu
pp 69-104

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Syntax
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
 
LL Issue: 21.2457