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Introduction: Social lives in language 1 Photos of Gillian: Then and Now 17 Biographies of contributors and email addresses 19 Part I. Language Ideology: From the speakers, what can we learn about the language? Language, mobility and (in)security: A Journey through Francophone Canada 27 Michelle Daveluy Language repertoires and the middle class in urban Solomon Islands 43 Christine lourdan Land, language and identity: The socio-political origins of Gurindji Kriol 69 Felicity Meakins "I've been speaking Tsotsitaal all my life without knowing it": Towards a unified account of Tsotsitaals in South Africa 95 Rajend Mesthrie Tok Bokis, Tok Piksa: Translating parables in Papua New Guinea inl Bambi B. Schieffelin Part II. Bridging Macro- and Micro-sociolinguistics Chiac in context: Overview and evaluation of Acadie's Joual 137 Ruth King How to predict the evolution of a bilingual community 179 David Sankoff How local is local French in Quebec? 195 Pierrette Thibault Part III. Quantitative Sociolinguistics: From the languages, what can we learn about the speakers? Ne deletion in Picard and in regional French: Evidence for distinct grammars 223 Julie Auger & Anne-Josı Villeneuve The dynamics of pronouns in the Quebec languages in contact dynamics 249 Hglkne Blondeau Subordinate clause marking in Montreal Anglophone French and English 273 Hd&lne Blondeau & Naomi Nagy Mysteries of the substrate 315 William Labov Empirical problems with domain-based notions of "simple" 327 Miriam Meyerhoff