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Language, Adolescence, and Education

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Language and Society: What Your Speech Says About You

Language, Adolescence, and Education

Taught by Professor Valerie Fridland | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Sociolinguistics identifies adolescent culture as a key force in advancing linguistic change in society as a whole. Investigate why this is so, taking account of teens’ peer group influences and need for independent social identity. Study the unique social behaviors and activities in high school that drive the adoption of new linguistic features.