Sociolinguistic Patterns

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1972 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 344 pages
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This classic volume, by a well-known linguist, constitutes a systematic introduction to sociolinguistics, unmatched in the clarity and forcefulness of its approach, and to the study of language in its social setting.

 

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Contents

1 Location of 69 Informants on Marthas Vineyard
5
2 Measurement of Typical ay Diphthongs at First
15
2 Centralization of ay and aw by Age Level
22
6 Centralization and Orientation towards Marthas
39
Department Stores
43
1 Overall Stratification of r by Store
51
1 Detailed Distribution of r by Store and Word
53
5 Stratification of r by Store and Age Level
59
1 Distribution of Index of Linguistic insecurity
133
4 Class Stratification of r for Styles BD
137
Subjective Dimensions of a Linguistic Change
143
1 Subjective Evaluation Forms
147
1 rPositive Response to the TwoChoice Test
149
3 Development of Social Evaluation of r
153
On the Mechanism of Linguistic Change
160
1 Centralization Indexes by Age Level
167

The Isolation of Contextual Styles
70
h in Formal Styles
76
2 Effect of White Noise and Orientation on Use
98
The Reflection of Social Processes in Linguistic
110
1 Class Stratification of th
113
2 Class Stratification of r
125
The Study of Language in Its Social Context
183
1 Effect of Variant Forms of Fig 8 1 on NEGV
196
3 Constraints on t d Deletion
222
The Social Setting of Linguistic Change
260
Bibliography
327
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About the author (1972)

William Labov is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Language in the Inner City, also published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.