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Sankoff, Gillian. 1974. A quantitative paradigm for the study of communicative competence. In Bauman, Richard and Joel Sherzer, eds. Explorations in the ethnography of speaking. Cambridge University Press. pp. 18–49.
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A methodological paper proposing a quantitative approach to linguistic variation and heterogeneity in speech communities, in order to account for the interconnections between grammatical forms and social and cultural domains.