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. There has been a remarkable swing towards the use of computer as the modern tool in every field. The only criterion for a successful career in computers is a logical bent of mind and the willingness to learn continuously. Human life is no more a static existence with the change in time and new discoveries in computer science. Today, machines can recognize spoken words and simple sentences.

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SOCIOLINGUISTICS AND LINGUISTIC GEOGRAPHYRAVEN I. McDAVID, JR.University of ChicagoRAYMOND K. Q'CAINUniversity of South CarolinaSociolinguistics and linguistic geography should be considered as complementary rather thanmutually contradictory approaches to the phenomena of language variation. Linguistic geographyis a branch of historical linguistics based on samples of the stable and traditional, and necessarilysomewhat biased in the selection of small communities, older informants, and traditional cultures;however, it provides a framework for interpreting studies of varied populations-in both rural andurban communities. The authors review criticisms of both linguistic geography and ofsociolinguistics applications of linguistic geography, and suggest directions in which the findingsof linguistic geography may be useful to sociolinguists and others in matters of interdisciplinarycooperation.IntroductionDisagreements among scholars are inevitable as each emphasizes his interests. Yet it should be possible to maintain alevel of intellectual discussion even though there may be differences in interpretation. Though Leonard Bloomfield and EdgarSturtevant never agreed on the nature of sound change-one emphasizing minute variations, the other emphasizinglapses-each was careful to see that the other's point of view was presented to his students, and for more than a quartercentury they were warm personal friends. It should be even easier for those who are looking

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