Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction
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When we consider two obvious facts ' that virtually everyone becomes a fluent speaker of at least one language, and that language is central to social life ' we can see that most of us are quite sociolinguistically talented. Whether we're consciously aware of it or not, we know quite a lot about many of the intricacies of 'the social life of language.' This doesn't mean, however, that our knowledge is complete or wholly accurate. Here are ten illustrations of the point.
Posted on August 16, 2013
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