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She also explores some of the most controversial issues surrounding social language including dialects, lqnguage, and gender. Even today, I can walk down a street and notice a Victorian I hadn’t seen before.

Vis I was lucky enough to grow up in a mixed race neighborhood in Providence, RI, a city with an incredible variety of historic houses and buildings. Marked and Unmarked Values in Style. Though this is a text written for the undergrad studying sociolinguistics, the informal and direct writing style makes it accessible to the average reader.


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Problems in Research in Paralinguistics. A broad variety of topics are covered such as profanity, language vs. Elaine Chaika gives a detailed explanation of the complexity of language and its uses. Summertimes, I walked there several times a week. Mirrog does reference some research, but the bulk of her references are to either her own first- or second-hand experience, her assumptions, or the class assignments of her college students.

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The Origins of American Dialects. This book actually has pages. Discourse Practices and Education. However, it is a very interesting book, one that could be easily read in a couple of sittings.

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Basically, it’s verbose and boring. The advantage of a mixed race neighborhood is that I learned to evaluate people teh to who they were and not what.

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