Publication details [#62612]

Tribur, Zoe. 2017. Social network structure and language change in Amdo Tibetan. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 2017 (245) : 169–206.
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De Gruyter


This paper debates dialectal diversity in Amdo Tibetan employing a sociohistorical linguistic framework in which typological variation in akin speech varieties is clarified as a function of social network structure. Network type interacts with other social factors to affect the direction of language change.