This volume presents the long-anticipated results of several decades of inquiry into the social origins and social motivation of linguistic change.
  • Written by one of the founders of modern sociolinguistics
  • Features the first complete report on the Philadelphia project designed to establish the social location of the leaders of linguistic change
  • Includes chapters on social class, neighborhood, ethnicity, gender, and social networks that delineate the leaders of linguistic change as women of the upper working class with a high density of interaction within their neighborhoods and a high proportion of weak ties outside of it
  • ISBN13: 9780631179153
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Pubilcation Year: 2001
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00592
SeriesLanguage in Society
Series Volume Number20
Publication DateMarch 30, 2001

Principles of Linguistic Change, Volume 2: Social Factors

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