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ERIC Number: EJ181741
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Publication Date: 1978
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Wolof Noun Classification: The Social Setting of Divergent Change
Irvine, Judith T.
Language in Society, 7, 1, 37-64, Apr 78
Ongoing change in Wolof noun classification is traced by comparing nineteenth-century linguistic evidence with modern sociolinguistic data. Upwardly mobile middle-aged men of high caste tend to reduce the noun class system, whereas other speakers tend to elaborate it. (Author/RM)
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Identifiers - Location: Senegal