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By James N. Stanford, Dennis R. Preston

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Indigenous minority languages have performed the most important roles in lots of components of linguistics - phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, typology, and the ethnography of conversation. Such languages have, notwithstanding, acquired relatively little awareness from quantitative or variationist sociolinguistics. with out the varied views that underrepresented language groups provides, our figuring out of language edition and alter may be incomplete. to assist fill this hole and increase broader viewpoints, this anthology offers 21 unique, fieldwork-based experiences of quite a lot of indigenous languages within the framework of quantitative sociolinguistics. The experiences illustrate how such understudied groups offers new insights into language version and alter with appreciate to socioeconomic prestige, gender, age, extended family, loss of a regular, exogamy, touch with dominant majority languages, inner linguistic elements, and lots of different issues.

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