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The Social Life of Language

Author: Gillian Sankoff
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2016] ©1980
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Sankoff
ISBN: 9781512809589 1512809586
OCLC Number: 979837155
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Foreword --
Introduction --
I. Language in Social and Historical Space --
Introduction --
1. Political Power and Linguistic Inequality in Papua New Guinea --
2. Language Use in Multilingual Societies: Some Alternate Approaches --
3. A Quantitative Paradigm for the Study of Communicative Competence --
4. Above and Beyond Phonology in Variable Rules --
5. Multilingualism in Papua New Guinea --
6. Mutual Intelligibility, Bilingualism, and Linguistic Boundaries --
7. Wave Versus Stammbaum Explanations of Lexical Similarities --
8. Cognitive Variability and New Guinea Social Organization: the Buang Dgwa --
9. Quantitative Analysis of Sharing and Variability in a Cognitive Model --
II. Studies of Particular Linguistic Variables --
Introduction --
10. On the Acquisition of Native Speakers by a Language --
11. The Origins of Syntax in Discourse: A Case Study of Tok Pisin Relatives --
12. Variability and Explanation in Language and Culture: Cliticization in New Guinea Tok Pisin --
13. Anything You Can Do --
14. The Productive Use of ne in Spoken Montréal French --
15. The Alternation Between the Auxiliaries avoir and être in Montréal French --
Bibliography --
Indexes
Responsibility: Gillian Sankoff.

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