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Looking for Labov Sources

Date Submitted: 07-Nov-2011
From: Nathalie Elemva
Subject: Looking for Labov Sources
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Notice: I am looking for all sources by William Labov in which he talks about deprivation and motivation. I will use these works to help in writing my dissertation, as I wish to use these theories as framework for my research. I would be grateful for any references you may have.