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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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community

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 27 words.

See speech community. Also, loosely, of any definable set of individuals whose use of language is investigated, whether or

community

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 44 words.

See speech community. Also applied, in pretentious imitation of the social sciences, to any set of people who have some feature or features in common. It may be important,...

community

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 79 words.

in the sense of ‘a place considered together with its inhabitants’ has given rise to attributive uses such as community

community

Edited by Robert Allen.

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 78 words.

in the sense ‘a place considered together with its inhabitants’ has given rise to attributive uses such as community police

community

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield.

in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage

January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 259 words.

1 Community is such a vogue word to refer to ‘a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common’, e.g. ...

community card

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 7 words.

noun = community services card.

Speech Community

Jenny Cheshire.

in International Encyclopedia of Linguistics

January 2003; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 480 words.

The concept of a speech community captures the essential fact that languages exist because people communicate with each other. This

speech community

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 81 words.

Any group of people whose language or use of language can be taken as a coherent object of study. Speakers of English in general might be treated as such a community; also e.g. speakers of...

community work

Tony Deverson.

in The Oxford Dictionary of New Zealandisms

January 2010; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 26 words.

noun a non-custodial sentence requiring offenders to do supervised unpaid work in the community for a designated number of hours

community charge

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 40 words.

(in the UK) a tax, introduced by the Conservative government in 1990 (1989 in Scotland), levied locally on every adult in a community. It was replaced in ...

‘secondary speech community’

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 24 words.

A community defined by common use of a second language (2): e.g. that of speakers of English

‘secondary speech community’

P. H. Matthews.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Linguistics. 27 words.

A community defined by common use of a *second language (2): e.g. that of speakers of English as an international language....

Professional discourse communities

Martin Solly.

in The Stylistics of Professional Discourse

December 2015; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 7404 words.

After briefly introducing the concepts of sociolinguistics and language ecology, this chapter looks at the nature of speech communities and communities of practice, especially professional...

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Arbitrating Community Norms

Emi Morita.

in Beyond Yellow English

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 8692 words.

Choosing an appropriate self‐reference term from the many possibilities offered by the language is a social competence expected of Japanese speakers, and a way to display their...

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Communities and Identities

Niko Besnier.

in Beyond Yellow English

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociolinguistics. 2394 words.

While commonsense attributes unproblematic and positive meaning to concepts of identity and community, a critical approach to these concepts uncovers their contingency, instability, and...

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community

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 558 words.

banditti, bitty, chitty, city, committee, ditty, gritty, intercity, kitty, megacity, nitty-gritty, Pitti, pity, pretty, shitty, slitty, smriti, spitty,

community

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 555 words.

banditti, bitty, chitty, city, committee, ditty, gritty, intercity, kitty, nitty-gritty, Pitti, pity, pretty, shitty, slitty, smriti, spitty, titty,

community

Edited by T. F. Hoad.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 38 words.

A a body of people associated by common status, pursuits, etc. XIV;

B common character XV. Late ME. comunete

Language Awareness in Community Perspective

Walt Wolfram.

in The Oxford Handbook of Sociolinguistics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Sociolinguistics. 8421 words.

This chapter notes that community-based research is at the core of sociolinguistics. Practically, all sociolinguistic researchers work with speech communities of some type. The awareness of...

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sticky: Taboo topics in deaf communities

Jami N. Fisher, Gene Mirus and Donna Jo Napoli.

in The Oxford Handbook of Taboo Words and Language

November 2018; p ublished online December 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Pragmatics. 10273 words.

This chapter offers an overview of taboo topics within deaf communities to bring forward issues not obvious to those outside deaf communities. We look at taboo behaviors of hearing people...

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