Type WebPage
Date 2005-07-18
Tags linguistics

Teen girls lead way in language change (Link)

“One of the most pervasive findings of sociolinguistics is that when you have language changing, women tend to lead the change. They pick up the new form and they carry it forward probably about a generation ahead of the guys,” says Professor Sali Tagliamonte, author of a study published online in the Journal of Pragmatics on June 15.