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Labov, William

Works: 181 works in 803 publications in 5 languages and 13,948 library holdings
Genres: History  Variations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, 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 )
64 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,950 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 by William Labov( Book )
98 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The atlas of North American English phonetics, phonology, and sound change : a multimedia reference tool by William Labov( )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,126 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 social stratification of English in New York City by William Labov( Book )
53 editions published between 1964 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,014 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. 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
Social interaction and discourse structures ( )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Principles of linguistic change by William Labov( Book )
82 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 853 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
The study of nonstandard English by William Labov( Book )
39 editions published between 1969 and 1981 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Therapeutic discourse : psychotherapy as conversation by William Labov( Book )
17 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On semantics by Uriel Weinreich( Book )
7 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Locating language in time and space ( Book )
11 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dialect diversity in America : the politics of language change by William Labov( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Towards a social science of language : papers in honor of William Labov by Gregory R Guy( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Variation and change in language and society papers in honor of William Labov ( )
6 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 234 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 217 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
Principles of linguistic change by William Labov( Book )
22 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What is a linguistic fact? by William Labov( Book )
10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Language variety in the South revisited by Cynthia Bernstein( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Top linguists from diverse fields address language varieties in the South. Language Variety in the South Revisited is a comprehensive collection of new research on southern United States English by foremost scholars of regional language variation. Like its predecessor, Language Variety in the South: Perspectives in Black and White (The University of Alabama Press, 1986), this book includes current research into African American vernacular English, but it greatly expands the scope of investigation and offers an extensive assessment of the fiel
Linguistics in the 1970's ( Book )
1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the non-standard English of Negro and Puerto Rican speakers in New York City. Cooperative research project no. 3288 by William Labov( Book )
16 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contents: v. 1 Phonological and grammatical analysis. v. 2 The use of language in the speech community
Sprache im sozialen Kontext : Beschreibung und Erklärung struktureller und sozialer Bedeutung von Sprachvariation by William Labov( Book )
12 editions published between 1976 and 1978 in German and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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