ERIC Number: EJ501533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Varieties of Variation in a Very Small Place: Social Homogeneity, Prestige Norms, and Linguistic Variation.
Dorian, Nancy C.
Language, v70 n4 p631-96 Dec 1994
Discusses the assumption that linguistic heterogeneity reflects social heterogeneity. The article examines a challenge to this assumption evident in the Gaelic-speaking communities of East Sutherland, Scotland, with homogeneous populations showing well-established patterns of language variation that do not correlate with socioeconomic status. (38 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Age Groups, Code Switching (Language), Contrastive Linguistics, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Foreign Countries, Language Fluency, Language Patterns, Language Variation, Literature Reviews, Prestige, Research Methodology, Rural Population, Scots Gaelic, Social Differences, Socioeconomic Status, Speech Communication, Status Need, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)