Labov: A Guide for the Perplexed

Labov a Guide by Matthew Gordon
Matthew Gordon
Continuum
2012

This new Guide for the Perplexed summarizes Labov’s work in a number of subfields, including historical linguistics, discourse analysis and not least sociolinguistics. It also sketches a broader context for appreciating Labov’s major innovations. His considerable and growing legacy is discussed with comparative glances to other ways of approaching language within linguistics and in neighboring disciplines.