Towards a Social Science of Language

Papers in honor of William Labov

Volume 1: Variation and change in language and society

Gregory R. Guy | York University, Ontario
Crawford Feagin | Georgetown University, Washington
Deborah Schiffrin | Stanford University
John Baugh | Stanford University
ISBN 9789027236302 (Eur) | EUR 130.00
ISBN 9781556195815 (USA) | USD 195.00
ISBN 9789027276292 | EUR 130.00 | USD 195.00
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This is a two-volume collection of original research papers designed to reflect the breadth and depth of the impact that William Labov has had on linguistic science. Four areas of 'Labovian' linguistics are addressed: First is the study of variation and change; the papers in sections I and II of the first volume take this as their central theme, with a focus on either the social context and uses of language (I) or on the the internal linguistic dynamics of variation and change (II). The study of African American English, and other language varieties in the Americas spoken by people of African descent and influenced by their linguistic heritage, is the subject of the papers in section III of the first volume. The third theme is the study of discourse; the papers in section I of the second volume develop themes in Labovian linguistics that go back to Labov's work on narrative, descriptive, and therapeutic discourse. Fourth is the emphasis on language use, the search for discursive, interactive, and meaningful determinants of the complexity in human communication. Papers with these themes appear in section II of the second volume.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 127] 1996.  xviii, 436 pp.
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CF: Linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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