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Linguistic Marketplace

  • Definition: Those aspects of the socioeconomic realm that most directly relate to linguistic variation; for example, a receptionist may use standard language forms due to considerations of the linguistic marketplace. A linguistic market index is a scale which measures the importance of standard English in various jobs.

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

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