Sobre os reflexos sociais da mudança em progresso

Marco Antônio de Oliveira


Abstract: This paper is a discussion of the social reflexes of linguistic change in progress. ln particular, it deals with the general valldity of the evidence provided by the curvillnear pattern of social distribution, age differences, and the rôle of the women for the detection of linguistic change in progress. It is argued here that: a) lack of curvilinear pattern is not an indication of lack of change in progress; b) the rôle of the women in linguistic change depends on their rôle in society, and c) new changes can be originated in the lowest stratum in society.


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