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Krefeld, Thomas ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9657-6052 (2017): Migration-induced Variation in the Communicative Space. In: Gragoatá, Vol. 22, No. 42: pp. 13-26

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Migration is one of the fundamental and widespread causes of linguistic contact and variation induced by contact. Although contact-induced linguistic variation is not uncommon, it requires explanation within a model that allows the linguistic data to be contextualized in the communicative space. It requires the localization of language variation from the speaker in his/her historical context (with his/her variety repertoire, his/her communicative routines and the effect of this communicative routines in his/her own repertoire). In this sense, the speaker represents a minimal unit of the communicative space ('glossotope') in which it is inserted.

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