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Journal Title: Language Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   22/2
Table of Contents: The effect of outliers on the perception of sound change
by William Labov, Maciej Baranowski, Aaron J. Dinkin
pp 175-190

The sociolinguistics of a short-lived innovation: Tracing the development of quotative all across spoken and internet newsgroup data
by Isabelle Buchstaller, John R. Rickford, Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Tom Wasow, Arnold M. Zwicky
pp 191-219

Is Standard Dutch with a regional accent standard or not? Evidence from native speakers' attitudes
by Stefan Grondelaers, Roeland van Hout
pp 221-239

Boston (r): Neighbo(r)s nea(r) and fa(r)
by Naomi G. Nagy, Patricia Irwin
pp 241-278

Growing up and apart: Gender divergences in a Chicagoland elementary school
by Richard Cameron
pp 279-319

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
English
 
LL Issue: 21.4993