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Divergence

  • Definition: (1) In Speech Accommodation Theory, the notion that speakers may adjust their language to distance themselves from addresses. (2) The development of a language variety or language structure so that it becomes more dissimilar from other varieties or structures.

    Source: American English, second edition by Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes

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