Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

La variació social

Emili Boix


First, this paper describes the relations between stratification and social convencionalization in general, it also presents a view of society as a very appropiate ground for socilectal research. Second, after reviewing specific problems of the research mentioned above in the Catalan countries, four lines of related research are surveyed:
(1) dialectal and phonological research
(2) sociological research
(3) literary and mass media research
(4) prescriptive and lexicographic research
Some aspects of sociolinguistic research are especially reviewed: the repertoire in Barcelona and some of their sociolects as it is the case of the 'xava.'

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