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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