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, the term bukra living room is one I encountered reading Burkette’s (2012) discussion of data from the Linguistic Atlas of the Middle and South Atlantic States (LAMSAS) . Like getto whities, bukra living room is not a term I am likely to use in my everyday interactions. Nevertheless, because I

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and even if all, or nearly all, individuals in a community … react in a like manner … [there are only] many minds that resemble one another.” Motivated by a need to constrain variation in order to achieve satisfactory (albeit non-unique) analyses and consistent with Jesperson’s insight, Bloch (1948

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can be marked in certain circumstances but unmarked in others. For example, Urciuoli (1995:529, citing Urciuoli 1991) explains that whether Puerto Ricans living in New York City index a linguistic choice positively or negatively depends on the speaker’s ethnicity (i.e., African American or European

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published, and Catholic missionaries produced what is described as a multilingual dictionary to represent the languaging of those living in what are today the tropical forests of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Makoni and Mashiri 2007). The dictionary was followed by a grammar in 1659 (Childs 2003

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acceptability and deviance, and promoted the centrality of “a congruence model of linguistic and ethnic/racial identity” (Hutton 2002:136). In theoretical and applied work, the language ideology motivates a phonocentric view of languaging and sustains a cascade of constructs that, when examined critically, are