Social Research Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.


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core definition

Parole is a term used in linguistics to refer to language in use, or speech.

explanatory context

Parole is an individual act of selection and actualisation. Parole is realised temporarily; it is self-referential; it applies to an object world; and is aimed at an addressee.

Parole is usually contrasted with langue.

analytical review

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