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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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William Labov

Matthew J. Gordon.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online May 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Historical and Diachronic Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Sociolinguistics. 8913 words.

William Labov (b. 1927) is an American linguist who pioneered the study of variationist sociolinguistics. Born and raised in northern New Jersey, Labov studied English and philosophy at...

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