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Dialect acquisition among Puerto Rican bilinguals

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 December 2008

Shana Poplack*
Affiliation:
University of Pennsylvania

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Sociolinguistic studies over the past ten years have demonstrated time and again how linguistic behavior changes as a person's social position changes, and how language is thus an excellent indicator of social status and social change.

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