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Carpenter, Cristin L. 1979. Linguistic deviance in conversation. University of Michigan Papers in Linguistics 3 (1) : 43–57.
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The author analyses examples of linguistic deviance in a short excerpt from a conversation. It is argued that everyday, normal language includes many kinds of deviant events. Deviant is defined as 'which violate our expectations in some way'.