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The Social Origins of Language

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Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

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Title: An Ethnographic Study of Code Choice in Two Neighbourhoods of Indonesia
Paper URL: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=g713990884~db=all
Author: Zane Goebel
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Institution: Nagoya University
Linguistic Field: Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Javanese
Abstract: Calls for more holistic sociolinguistics have increased in recent years, especially ones that enable multi-level approaches to the interpretation of language use. This paper shows how such an approach was used to examine code choice in an Indonesian urban setting. In particular it looks at and compares code choice in a low income neighbourhood and a middle-income neighbourhood of Semarang, the provincial capital of Central Java. I show that patterns of language exchange are different to what we might expect, especially as they relate to inter-ethnic conversations. I account for these patterns using ethnographic data.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Australian Journal of Linguistics
Publication Info: Vol 25 No. 1
URL: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=g713990884~db=all


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