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Hymes' priorities are in many respects those of social psychologists working in the linguistic field, whose work revolves around explanatory and testable theories which predict linguistic behaviours and their outcomes in specified attitudinal and motivational contexts. The social psychological paradigm known as interpersonal speech accommodation theory (cf. 2, below) is one of the best documented attempts to approach linguistic variation from the starting-point of human experiences and motivations.

The fundamental challenge' (1977:196). The aim, according to Hymes, must be first to identify the social functions individuals need to fulfil and then to '. . ). Hymes' priorities are in many respects those of social psychologists working in the linguistic field, whose work revolves around explanatory and testable theories which predict linguistic behaviours and their outcomes in specified attitudinal and motivational contexts. The social psychological paradigm known as interpersonal speech accommodation theory (cf.

It is also inevitably the case that the studies conducted are tied neither to a single corpus of data nor to a single, narrowly defined population of subjects. This eclectic approach, focusing on the dialect-usage of a wide variety of individuals from a broadly defined Cardiff speech-community (cf. 1), at least allows a valuable breadth of coverage it takes in various individuals, social and professional groups, across various domains of language use. In general, the volume is built on the belief that, for the study of dialect in use, a commitment to less controlled, more naturalistic data is necessary if we are to progress our understanding of the role of dialect in day-to-day talk and be convinced of the applicability of previous research findings to everyday life.

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