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LINGUIST List 17.3486

Sat Nov 25 2006

Books: Sociolinguistics: Labov

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        1.    Joyce Reid, The Social Stratification of English in New York City: Labov


Message 1: The Social Stratification of English in New York City: Labov
Date: 15-Nov-2006
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: The Social Stratification of English in New York City: Labov


Title: The Social Stratification of English in New York City
Published: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Author: William Labov
Paperback: ISBN: 0521528054 Pages: 498 Price: U.S. $ 39.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521528054 Pages: 498 Price: U.K. £ 21.99
Abstract:

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.

Part I. Problems and Methods of Analysis:
1. The study of language in its social context;
2. First approach to the structure of New York City English;
3. The social stratification of English in New York City department stores;
4. The isolation of contextual style;
5. The linguistic interview;
6. The survey of the lower east side;
Part II. Social Differentiation:
7. Class differentiation of the variables;
8. Further analysis of the variables;
9. Distribution of the variables in apparent time;
10. Other linguistic variables;
Part III. Social Evaluation:
11. Subjective evaluation of the variables;
12. Self-evaluation and linguistic security;
13. General attitudes towards the speech of New York City;
Part IV. Synthesis:
14. The structure of the New York City vowel system.


Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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