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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   42/4
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: “We act like girls and we don't act like men”: Ethnicity and local language change in a Philadelphia high school
by Suzanne Evans Wagner
pp 361-383

Narratives of vicarious experience in conversation
by Neal R Norrick
pp 385-406

An existential problem: The sociolinguistic monitor and variation in existential constructions on Bequia (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
by Miriam Meyerhoff, James A. Walker
pp 407-428

Social class and gender impacting change in bilingual settings: Spanish subject pronoun use in New York
by Naomi Lapidus Shin, Ricardo Otheguy
pp 429-452

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Sociolinguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
French
German
Romansh
 
LL Issue: 24.3396