Publication details [#13428]
Labov, William. 1994. Principles of linguistic change. Volume 1: Internal factors. (Language in Society 20). Oxford: Blackwell. xix + 641 pp.
Book – monograph
Language as a subject
Person as a subject
This first volume of a major investigation into the principles of language change, covers the following areas of inquiry: the study of apparent and real time; principles governing chain shifts; mergers, splits and near-mergers; the regularity of sound changes; functional effects on linguistic change.