The Social Stratification of English in New York City / Edition 2

The Social Stratification of English in New York City / Edition 2

by William Labov
     
 

Second edition of William Labov's groundbreaking study, in which he looks back on forty years of achievements in sociolinguistics.See more details below

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Second edition of William Labov's groundbreaking study, in which he looks back on forty years of achievements in sociolinguistics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521528054
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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