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Author Labov, William.
Title Dialect diversity in America : the politics of language change / William Labov.
Published Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2012.
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 Floor4  PE2841 .L33 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description ix, 173 p. : maps, charts ; 22 cm.
Note Page-Barbour lectures
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-164) and index.
Contents About language and language change -- A hidden consensus -- Hidden diversity -- The growing divergence of black and white English -- The politics of African American English -- Language change as local politics -- The political ideology of the northern cities shift -- Putting it all together -- Appendix: Summary statement on African American vernacular English.
Subject English language -- Dialects -- United States.
English language -- Variation -- United States.
English language -- Social aspects -- United States.
English language -- Political aspects -- United States.
Linguistic change -- United States.
African Americans -- Languages.
Black English.
ISBN 9780813933269 (cloth : alk. paper)
0813933269 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780813933276 (e-book)
0813933277 (e-book)
OCLC number 780161655