Observing and Analysing Natural Language: A Critical Account of Sociolinguistic Method
January 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
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Social networks -- those informal and formal social relationships of which any human society is composed -- are distinguished by their own patters of language use. Lesley Milroy is concerned with the manner in which patterns of linguisitic variation characterize particular groups (social and cultural, geographic, male and female) within a complex urban community.