Principles of Linguistic Change, Volume 3

Principles of Linguistic Change, Volume 3

Author(s): William Labov

Published Online: 2 SEP 2010 02:49AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405112154

Online ISBN: 9781444327496

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327496

Series Editor(s): Peter Trudgill

About this Book

Written by the world-renowned pioneer in the field of modern sociolinguistics, this volume examines the cognitive and cultural factors responsible for linguistic change, tracing the life history of these developments, from triggering events to driving forces and endpoints.

  • Explores the major insights obtained by combining sociolinguistics with the results of dialect geography on a large scale
  • Examines the cognitive and cultural influences responsible for linguistic change
  • Demonstrates under what conditions dialects diverge from one another
  • Establishes an essential distinction between transmission within the community and diffusion across communities
  • Completes Labov's seminal Principles of Linguistic Change trilogy

Table of contents

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  1. Part A: Cross-Dialectal Comprehension

  2. Part B: The Life History of Linguistic Change

  3. Part C: The Unit of Linguistic Change

  4. Part D: Transmission and Diffusion

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