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Sociolinguistic Theories

  • By: Holly L. Damico & Karen E. Lynch
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

When addressing the role of theory in sociolinguistics, it is appropriate to describe this entry in the plural since there is no single all-embracing sociolinguistic theory. This is not because sociolinguistics is atheoretical. Rather, due to the fact that ...

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