Publication details [#53467]

Tagliamonte, Sali A. and Alexandra D'Arcy. 2010. Prestige, accommodation, and the legacy of relative who. Language in Society 39 (3) : 383–410.
Publication type
Article in journal
Publication language
Language as a subject
Place, Publisher
Cambridge University Press


This paper proposes a quantitative variationist exploration of the English restrictive relative pronouns, focusing on their social meanings. The results simultaneously show the persistent nature of social meaning and the prolonged impact of grammatical ideology, both of which affect pronoun choice in face-to-face interactional settings.