• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

This Handbook answers a long-standing need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, international, in-depth critical survey of the history, trajectory, data, results and key figures involved in sociolinguistics. The result is a work of unprecedented coverage and insight. It is all here, from the foundational contributions to the field to the impact of new media, new technologies of communication, globalization, trans-border fluidities and agendas of research.

Labov: Language Variation and Change
Labov: Language variation and change
2.1 Introduction

The full impact of a scholar like William Labov (pronounced [) is beyond the scope of a handbook chapter. The entire Handbook of Language Variation and Change (Chambers, Trudgill and Schilling-Estes, 2002) should be seen as part of Labov's ...

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