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Cheshire, Jenny, Paul Kerswill, Eivind Torgersen and Sue Fox. 2011. Contact, the feature pool and the speech community: The emergence of Multicultural London English. Journal of Sociolinguistics 15 (2) : 151–196.
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Language as a subject
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Whereas some studies explore the emerging ‘multiethnolects’ in Northern European major cities as youth styles, this paper uses a variationist perspective to examine the emerging ‘Multicultural London English’, investigating when/how it emerged, what its typical features are, its link to age of acquisition, and its vernacularisation.