"It is often said that languages for specific purposes (also named special languages or technolects) are the product of a division of labor. Although this concept was introduced only as late as 1776 (by Adam Smith, in An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations), the idea that professions or occupations of all kind are characterized by a particular vocabulary that is not understood by all native speakers was already manifest in the writings..." – By Wolfgang Pöckl
"This section examines in detail some recent developments in the pronunciation of the French of France, based to some extent on studies adopting a number-crunching or variationist viewpoint. Subsequent sections consider the varieties of French spoken in Belgium and Switzerland; we may note in passing the seeming gap in the literature on Luxembourg French. ..." – By Nigel Armstrong
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