Gender and prestige preference in language

  title={Gender and prestige preference in language},
  author={John Angle and Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber},
  journal={Sex Roles},
A literature in sociolinguistics asserts that women tend to adopt and use the speech of richer people more readily than men where the difference between the speech of rich and poor is a variant/variant, a standard language/dialect, or a standard language/creole difference. This generalization is not found to be true of second language learning. Learning a second language differs from learning a variant of one's own or a very closely related form in that it requires more exposure and motivation… 
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