The Social Stratification of English in New York City
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By (author) William Labov
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Social Stratification of English in New York City by William Labov
Book DescriptionOne of the first accounts of social variation in language, this groundbreaking study founded the discipline of sociolinguistics, providing the model on which thousands of studies have been based. In this second edition, Labov looks back on forty years of sociolinguistic research, bringing the reader up to date on its methods, findings and achievements. In over thirty pages of new material, he explores the unforeseen implications of his earlier work, addresses the political issues involved, and evaluates the success of newer approaches to sociolinguistic investigation. In doing so, he reveals the outstanding accomplishments of sociolinguistics since his original study, which laid the foundations for studying language variation, introduced the crucial concept of the linguistic variable, and showed how variation across age groups is an indicator of language change. Bringing Labov's pioneering study into the 21st century, this classic volume will remain the benchmark in the field for years to come.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521528054
(228mm x 152mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Second edition of William Labov's groundbreaking study, in which he looks back on forty years of achievements in sociolinguistics.
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Author Biography - William Labov
William Labov is Professor of Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.
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