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Tue Dec 18 2012

Books: Labov: Gordon

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Date: 17-Dec-2012
From: Ellena Moriarty <Ellena.moriartybloomsbury.com>
Subject: Labov: Gordon
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Title: LabovSubtitle: A Guide for the PerplexedSeries Title: Guides for the Perplexed

Publication Year: 2012Publisher: Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics) http://www.continuumbooks.com

Book URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/labov-a-guide-for-the-perplexed-9781441158529/

Author: Matthew J. Gordon

Hardback: ISBN: 1441192506 9781441192509 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 45.00Paperback: ISBN: 1441158529 9781441158529 Pages: 264 Price: U.K. £ 14.99

Abstract:

William Labov (b. 1927) has been a driving force in linguistics for over fourdecades. Throughout North America, and in much of the rest of the world, hisname is synonymous with sociolinguistics.

This new Guide for the Perplexed summarizes Labov's work in a number ofsubfields, including historical linguistics, discourse analysis and not leastsociolinguistics. It also sketches a broader context for appreciating Labov'smajor innovations. His considerable and growing legacy is discussed withcomparative glances to other ways of approaching language within linguisticsand in neighboring disciplines. Since the publication of The SocialStratification of English in New York City in 1966, Labov has pushed theboundaries of sociolinguistics decade after decade but there has been no onevolume guide to his work. This is that guide.

'Yes, William Labov really did establish a whole new academic field when hewas a graduate student. And he has remained at the forefront of that field tothis day. Matthew Gordon describes how, why, when and where this happened, andexplains with great clarity the importance and excitement of it all. It's aremarkable story, and Gordon has really done it justice.' - Peter Trudgill,University of Agder, Norway



Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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