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Title: Penelope Eckert, Linguistic variation as social practice.
Author: William Labov
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Homepage: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~labov/home.html
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Abstract: The first quotation on the back cover of this book begins, "This long-awaited volume demonstrates that Eckert is the sociolinguist." Some people have expressed the view that this is an unusually strong statement. Since I wrote it myself, I am faced with the clear choice in this review of defending it or apologizing for it.

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This article appears IN Language in Society Vol. 31, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site .



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