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Sharma, Devyani. 2011. Style repertoire and social change in British Asian English. Journal of Sociolinguistics 15 (4) : 464–492.
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This study explains variation in the use of ethnically-marked variants among British-born Asians and evaluates a variationist against a repertoire perspective. It is argued that the deployment of repertoire analysis and a new Network Diversity Index discloses a shift among lower-middle-class British Asians from traditional Punjabi to urban British social structures.