IT has been known for some time that differences in language are tied to social class. In the 1950s it was suggested that certain lexical and phonological differences in English could be classified as U (upper class) or non-U (lower class), e.g. serviette versus tablenapkin, to take what was then one of the best-known of all
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Publication information: Book title: Language in Society:An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Contributors: Suzanne Romaine - Author. Publisher: Oxford University Press. Place of publication: Oxford. Publication year: 1994. Page number: 67.
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