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Milroy, Lesley. 1980. Language and social networks. Basil Blackwell. ix + 218 pp.
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Book – monograph
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M. argues that an adequate theory of communicative competence has to be based on the study of the vernacular (often non-standard) speech of the individual in its everyday social context. A central tenet of such an approach is the correlation between social networks and linguistic structure and linguistic change.

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