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Gumperz, John J. 1970. Verbal strategies in multilingual communication. Monograph Series on Languages and Linguistics 23 : 129–143.
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G. analyzes several cases in which the correlation between language usage and setting breaks down. With reference to Chicano and Afro-American conversations, he shows that selection among alternate codes is meaningful in much the same way that choice among alternate vocabulary items is meaningful in monolingual societies.