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Labov, William

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Works: 173 works in 742 publications in 4 languages and 12,862 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Creator, Dedicatee
Classifications: P41, 427.973
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Most widely held works by William Labov
Language in the inner city : studies in the Black English vernacular by William Labov ( Book )
43 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Language in the Inner City firmly establishes African American Vernacular English not simply as slang but as a well-formed set of rules of pronunciation and grammar capable of conveying complex logic and reasoning. Studying not only the normal processes of communication in the inner city but such art forms as the ritual insult and ritualized narrative, Labov confirms the Black vernacular as a separate and independent dialect of English. His analysis goes on to clarify the nature and processes of linguistic change in the context of a changing society"--Jacket
Sociolinguistic patterns / William Labov by William Labov ( Book )
67 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The atlas of North American English phonetics, phonology, and sound change : a multimedia reference tool by William Labov ( )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Atlas of North American English provides an overall view of the pronounciation and vowel systems of the dialects of the U.S. and Canada. It is based on a telephone survey of local speakers representing all of the urbanized areas of North America
The study of nonstandard English by William Labov ( Book )
37 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Social interaction and discourse structures ( )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The social stratification of English in New York City by William Labov ( Book )
36 editions published between 1964 and 1997 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Therapeutic discourse : psychotherapy as conversation by William Labov ( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 1984 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principles of linguistic change by William Labov ( Book )
40 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written by the world-renowned pioneer in the field of modern sociolinguistics, this volume examines the cognitive and cultural factors responsible for linguistic change, tracing the life history of these developments, from triggering events to driving forces and endpoints.Explores the major insights obtained by combining sociolinguistics with the results of dialect geography on a large scaleExamines the cognitive and cultural influences responsible for linguistic changeDemonstrates under what conditions dialects diverge from one anotherEstablishes an essential distinction between transmission
On semantics by Uriel Weinreich ( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Locating language in time and space ( Book )
10 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The social stratification of English in New York City by William Labov ( Book )
16 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One 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
Dialect diversity in America : the politics of language change by William Labov ( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sociolinguistique by William Labov ( Book )
23 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in French and English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Towards a social science of language : papers in honor of William Labov ( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le parler ordinaire la langue dans les ghettos noirs des Etats-Unis by William Labov ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in French and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language of life and death : the transformation of experience in oral narrative by William Labov ( Book )
9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We share the experience of others through the stories they tell of the crucial events in their lives. This book provides a rich range of narratives that grip the reader's attention together with an analysis of how it is done. While remaining true to the facts, narrators use linguistic devices to present themselves in the best possible light and change the listener's perception of who is to blame for what has occurred. William Labov extends his widely used framework for narrative analysis to matters of greatest human concern: the danger of
Variation and change in language and society papers in honor of William Labov ( )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is a linguistic fact? by William Labov ( Book )
9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principles of linguistic change by William Labov ( Book )
19 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume presents the results of several decades of inquiry into the social origins and social motivation of linguistic change. It includes a complete report on the Philadelphia project designed to establish the social location of the leaders of linguistic change. These findings are developed further on the basis of a broad range of sociolinguistic studies in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as the recently completed "Phonological Atlas of North America". Successive chapters on social class, neighborhood, ethnicity, gender and social networks delineate the leaders of linguistic change as women of the upper working class with a high density of interaction within their neighborhoods and a high proportion of weak ties outside of it. Detailed portraits of individual leaders show that the women who lead linguistic change are distinguished from others by their general pattern of deviation from established norms of conformity. Mathematical models are developed to account for the linear incrementation of change in progress, and the transmission of change across generations
Sprache im sozialen Kontext : Beschreibung und Erklärung struktureller und sozialer Bedeutung von Sprachvariation by William Labov ( Book )
16 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in German and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (356)
French (34)
German (16)
Yiddish (1)
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