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Conservative and innovative behavior by female speakers in a multilingual Micronesian society / Kazuko Matsumoto and David Britain
80-106 p.; 28 cm.
"The focus of this article is the supposed 'Gender Paradox', proposed by Labov (1990, 2001), that women are both sometimes conservtive and sometimes innovative in terms of linguistic variation and change.
Here we explore the paradox from two perspectives: we both investigate its applicability to multilingual as opposed to multidialectal communities as well as question whether the paradox is methodological or real..
Palauan language--Study and teaching.
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