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Journal Title: Language Variation and Change
Volume/Issue:   23/1
Date: 2011
Table of Contents: The diffusion of language change in real time: Progressive and conservative individuals and the time depth of change
by Terttu Nevalainen, Helena Raumolin-Brunberg, Heikki Mannila
pp 1-43

Flying high above the social radar: Coronal stop deletion in modern Appalachia
by Kirk Hazen
pp 105-137

Speech style and authenticity: Quantitative evidence for the performance of identity
by Gregory R Guy, Cecelia Anne Cutler
pp 139-162

Cross-generational vowel change in American English
by Ewa Jacewicz, Robert Allen Fox, Joseph C Salmons
pp 45-86

Attitudinal and sociostructural factors and their role in dialect change: Testing a model of subjective factors
by Louise Kammacher, Andreas Stöhr, J. Normann Jørgensen
pp 87-104

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Morphology
Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Danish
English
 
LL Issue: 22.2568