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Snell, Julia. 2010. From sociolinguistic variation to socially strategic stylisation. Journal of Sociolinguistics 14 (5) : 630–656.
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This sociolinguistic study examines how children in two socially-differentiated north-east English elementary schools implicate the possessive 'me' in the construction and negotiation of local identities and relationships, and how macro-social predicaments, like social class, are linked to linguistic choice. It challenges the idea that working-class children's language is in any way 'pauperized'.