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Words Onscreen

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Communication Accommodation Theory

Edited by Howard Giles

Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.


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Title: Penelope Eckert, Linguistic variation as social practice.
Author: William Labov
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Homepage: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~labov/home.html
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Abstract: The first quotation on the back cover of this book begins, "This long-awaited volume demonstrates that Eckert is the sociolinguist." Some people have expressed the view that this is an unusually strong statement. Since I wrote it myself, I am faced with the clear choice in this review of defending it or apologizing for it.

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This article appears IN Language in Society Vol. 31, Issue 2.

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