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social class

a grouping of people with similar values, interests, income, education, and occupations.

social class

1. Social standing or position. Synonym: socioeconomic status
2. A group of people with shared culture, privilege, or position.
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These results are a very useful aspect in Haeri's study because they stand in sharp contrast to those in non-diglossic speech communities where women, more than men, and upper classes, more than lower classes, use standard variants the most.
Because knowledge of the standard is often a valuable piece of capital, this has led to linking greater use of the standard of official variety to dominant groups who belong to upper classes.
This sheds some light on why members of the upper classes in Cairene speech community are not the ones who know nor use the standard language the most, as is the case in non-diglossic speech communities.
Bradley's theme is that childrearing was a collaborative effort, especially for the upper classes and their slaves.
No, the fad was an "in" thing among the upper classes, the wenching, fox hunting, or otherwise idle gentry and their suffering ladies.
One burden of those upper classes was that they were perversely imitated by the envious lower.
That the upper classes did so in the face of persistent, if lukewarm, efforts to repress dueling underscored the belief that they and their values were above the law.
Yet he does not say that the educational administration, the teachers, or the upper classes relied on such camouflage, but instead rather vaguely attributes this strategy to "the Gymnasien" themselves.
105) Boys from the upper classes and the more educated middle classes also were held back a year at some time during their schooling at only a slightly lower rate than other pupils.
According to the ideas of 19th century middle and upper classes the lower classes married too young and did not consider their financial and social position.
Thus "the families of the Bahian upper classes, through a series of small steps, transformed their patriarchal family values to those of the conjugal family".

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