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Media: Bill Labov in the New Yorker

Submitter: Stefan Frazier

Submitter Email: sfrazier@sjsu.edu
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Media Body: Bill Labov's presentation at New York's NWAV was profiled in the Nov. 14
issue of New Yorker magazine. Read it at
http://www.newyorker.com/talk/content/articles/051114ta_talk_seabrook
Issue Number: 16.3313
Date Posted: November 15, 2005

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