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ERIC Number: EJ468903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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ISSN: ISSN-0802-6106
Rural Dialect Speakers in an Urban Speech Community: The Role of Dialect Contact in Defining a Sociolinguistic Concept.
Kerswill, Paul
International Journal of Applied Linguistics, v3 n1 p33-56 1993
The applicability of the notion of "speech community" in urban centers where considerable dialect mixing takes place is discussed. Labov's model is examined and four speech community criteria are emphasized: nativeness of speech community members, uniform patterns of linguistic variation, shared evaluation of features, and close relatedness of varieties at all linguistic levels. (49 references) (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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