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Consequences of a matrilocal society

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Monday, June 12, 2006, 8:36
Suppose we have a society where a woman will live her entire life in the
village where she was born, but where a man must leave the village at his
coming of age and marry a woman from another village. This is the way these
poeple avoid consanguineous marriages. It occurs to me that the language
spoken in such a society will have two registers - a male register and a
female register. The female register will have a lot of dialectal variation
from village to village, where as the male register will more homogeneous
over wider areas.



Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>