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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   31/5
Date: November 2002
Table of Contents: Regulatory comments as tools of family socialization: A comparison of Estonian, Swedish and Finnish mealtime interaction
by Tiia Tulviste, Luule Mizera, Boel De geer, Marja-Terttu Tryggvason
pp 655-678

"I'm Mommy and you're Natalie": Role-reversal and embedded frames in mother-child discourse
by Cynthia Gordon
pp 679-720

Growing up monolingual in a bilingual community: The Quichua revitalization paradox
by Camilla Rindstedt
pp 721-742

Dialect accommodation in a bi-ethnic mountain enclave community: More evidence on the development of African American English
by Christine Mallinson, Walt Wolfram
pp 743-775

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Estonian
Finnish
Quichua, Imbabura Highland
Swedish
 
LL Issue: 16.729