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17 - Afterword

from Part III - Meaning and Linguistic Change

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 July 2021

Lauren Hall-Lew
Affiliation:
University of Edinburgh
Emma Moore
Affiliation:
University of Sheffield
Robert J. Podesva
Affiliation:
Stanford University, California
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Summary

The proposal advanced in this chapter assumes that linguistic variation is meaningful, and that a non-trivial number of a linguistic variant’s social meanings derive from embodied practice. And crucially, meaning – some of it embodied – can initiate or influence the trajectory of change.

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Social Meaning and Linguistic Variation
Theorizing the Third Wave
, pp. 382 - 387
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2021

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