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Labov: Language Variation and Change

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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