Sociolinguistics Theories / Theorists

Purposeful categorisation of people to establish differences in social worth
Social Stratification
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Theorist who studied stratification of New York
William Labov
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Theorist who studied whether responses to a speaker were due to accent
Howard Giles
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Characteristics speakers were assessed on during the study of accent and how speakers are perceived
Status personality persuasiveness
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Phrase with accepted meaning different to the dictionary
Idiom
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Linguistic variation of the moment
Synchronic variation
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One person moving from one social class to another
Social mobility
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Defined discourse communities as "groups that have goals or purposes and use communication to achieve these goals"
John Swales
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Behaviour in a particular group accepted as normal that an individual is expected to conform
Social norm
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The four Maxims
Quantity Quality Relation Manner
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Theorist who distinguished five levels of formality
Martin Joos
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