Language Change in Philadelphia | William Labov | TELT | Scoop.it

Shona Whyte:

Take a minute to hear William Labov on language change in the US.  Literally a minute, part of the University of Pennsylvania's 60 second lecture challenge by different speakers on different topics (https://www.sas.upenn.edu/60second/)

 

Here more from this major figure in modern sociolinguistics in an NPR interview

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5220090&sc=emaf

 

and the atlas of North American English can be accessed here http://www.ling.upenn.edu/phono_atlas/home.html