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Language and social network in Belfast.

Lesley Milroy

Language and social network in Belfast.

by Lesley Milroy

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Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Queen"s University of Belfast, 1979.

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Pagination1 v
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Open LibraryOL19319442M


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Language and social network in Belfast by Lesley Milroy Download PDF EPUB FB2

Social networks - those informal and formal social relationships of which any human society is composed - are distinguished by their own patterns of language use.

Lesley Milroy is concerned with the manner in which patterns of linguistic variation characterize particular groups (social and cultural, geographic, male and female) within a complex urban s: 1.

In the field of sociolinguistics, social network describes the structure of a particular speech networks are composed of a "web of ties" (Lesley Milroy) between individuals, and the structure of a network will vary depending on the types of connections it is composed network theory (as used by sociolinguists) posits that social networks, and the.

Milroy's Belfast Study. Members of a speech community are connected to each other in social networks which may be relatively 'closed' or 'open'. A person whose personal contacts all know each other belong to a closed network.

An individual whose contacts tend not to know each other belong to an open network. The Belfast Study was a community study carried out in Belfast in by two researchers, James and Lesley Milroy.

The study was carried out in order to study local practices in interpreting socio-linguistic patterns, by gaining access to everyday speech. Milroy’s Belfast Study -Members of a speech community are connected to each other in social networks which may be relatively ‘closed’ or ‘open’.

– A person whose personal contacts all know each other belong to a closed network. An individual whose contacts tend not to know each other belong to an open network. Closed networks are. James and Lesley Milroy began investigating language use in Belfast in the s and continued for over a decade.

At the centre of the Milroys’ work is the notion of social network, adapted from work on sociology. All speakers have a place in the network of their social environment.