ERIC Number: ED282445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
Quelques reflexions sur la variation linguistique (Some Reflections on Linguistic Variation).
Various social, psychological, and linguistic explanations for language variation are examined from the perspective of a fundamental principle that seems to underline interaction, language, and society. That principle lies in the paradigm "same and different." The dialectic resulting from this paradigm is at the basis of the notions of interaction, language, group, or society. Different social analyses, such as those of status, solidarity, or social class as opposed to social network, fit into the more general principle characterized by the tension between same and different. Based on this perspective, it is proposed that our concepts of language and language teaching must change to accommodate individual perceptions of what is important. (An English abstract accompanies the document.) (Author/MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Blanc, Michel, Ed.; Hamers, Josiane F., Ed. Theoretical and Methodological Issues in the Study of Languages/Dialects in Contact at Macro- and Micro-Logical Levels of Analysis; see FL 016 743.