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Labov, William
Dialect diversity in America : the politics of language change / William Labov
Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PE2841 .L33 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) English language -- Dialects -- United States
English language -- Variation -- United States
English language -- Social aspects -- United States
English language -- Political aspects -- United States
Linguistic change -- United States
African Americans -- Languages
Black English
Sociolinguistics
Physical Description ix, 173 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 157]-164) and index
Contents About language and language change -- A hidden consensus -- Hidden diversity -- The growing divergence of black and white English -- The politics of African American English -- Language change as local politics -- The political ideology of the northern cities shift -- Putting it all together -- Appendix: Summary statement on African American vernacular English
NOTE 522396
Series Page-Barbour lectures ; 2009

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