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Language and Gender
1. An introduction to gender 2. Introduction to the study of language and gender 3. Linguistic resources 4. Getting it said 5. Making nice 6. Being assertive... or not 7. Where common sense comesExpand
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Jocks and Burnouts: Social Categories and Identity in the High School
Dr. Eckert shows how the school's institutional environment fosters the formation of opposed class cultures in the student population, which in turn serve as a social tracking system.
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Variation and the indexical field 1
This paper argues for a focus on the social meaning of variation, based in a study of stylistic practice. It is common in the study of variation to interpret variables as reflections of speakers’Expand
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Linguistic Variation As Social Practice
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Variation and the indexical field
This paper argues for a focus on the social meaning of variation, based in a study of stylistic practice. It is common in the study of variation to interpret variables as reflections of speakers’Expand
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Linguistic Variation as Social Practice: The Linguistic Construction of Identity in Belten High
List of Figures. List of Tables. Preface. Introduction: Variation and Agency. Interpreting the Meaning of Variation. The Social Order of Belten High. Sociolinguistic Research in the School. TheExpand
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Think Practically and Look Locally: Language and Gender as Community-Based Practice
How do gender and language interact? For the past 20 years or so, linguists, anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, and feminist thinkers have explored many aspects of this question. There areExpand
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The whole woman: Sex and gender differences in variation
Speaker's sex has emerged as one of the most important social factors in the quantitative study of phonological variation. However, sex does not have a uniform effect on variables or even onExpand
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Where do ethnolects stop?
The paper discusses the complex role of ethnicity in the construction of a peer-based social order in preadolescence, and argues that the indexical value of “ethnic” variables is constructed among,Expand
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Adolescent social structure and the spread of linguistic change
Detailed participant observation among Detroit area adolescents provides explanations for the mechanisms of the spread of sound change outward from urban areas and upward through the socioeconomicExpand
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