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Stross, Brian. 1975. Variation and natural selection as factors in linguistic and cultural change. In Kinkade, M. Dale, Kenneth L. Hale and Oswald Werner, eds. Linguistics and anthropology: In honor of C.F. Voegelin. P. De Ridder. pp. 607–632.
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With reference to Tenejapa Tzeltal, S. studies microdialectal (rather than stylistic) variation as it relates to linguistic change. Variation (both stylistic and dialectal) is said to be an important wellspring for linguistic and cultural change.