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Elinor Ochs. Culture and language development: language acquisition and language socialization in a Samoan village. Cambridge: C.U.P., 1988. Pp. 272.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  17 February 2009

Stephen Boggs
Department of Anthropology, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1890, East-West Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA.


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