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Hymes, Dell H. 1973. The scope of sociolinguistics. Monograph Series on Languages and Linguistics 25 : 313–333.
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H. argues that sociolinguistics (by becoming legitimized not only as a parallel concern or a methodological adjunct, but as a new, more adequate way of describing and explaining the organization of linguistic features) has produced a new conception of the tasks of linguistics proper.