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Social Certain aspects of the thesis, particularly the idea of Darwinism natural
selection (a process that resulted in the "survival and envi- of the fittest,"
according to the social philosopher Her- ronmental bert Spencer), were quickly
adopted by ...
Social dialects. Another important axis of differentiation is that of social strata. In
many localities, dialectal differences are connected with social classes,
educational levels, or both. More highly educated speakers and, often, those
belonging to ...
Thus the dimension of social stratification of language was introduced into
linguistic geography, and valuable material about regional linguistic standards
became available. After 1933, fieldwork was extended to the other Atlantic states.
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