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An important aspect of the current situation is the strong social reaction against suggestions that the home language of African American children be used in the first steps of learning to read and write. — William Labov

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possible topics around which the currents of speech may flow: Death and the danger of death: violence, fighting, sickness, fear, dreams, premonitions and communication with the dead. Sex and relations between the sexes: dating, courtship, proposals, marriage, breaking off relationships, affairs, intermarriage. Moral indignation: assignment and rejection of blame, unfairness, injustice, gossip, violations of social norms. — William Labov

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We focus upon pairs of words very often which are the same in some areas and different in other areas. — William Labov

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And instead of getting a pepper-and-salt effect, we find very clear and sharp divisions between the dialects of the United States, which are getting more different from each other as time goes on. — William Labov

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Well, American dialects have been studied for a hundred years or so. — William Labov

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I have resisted the term sociolinguistics for many years, since it implies that there can be a successful linguistic theory or practice which is not social. — William Labov

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I am now completing research supported by NSF and NEH that is mapping changes in the English language through all of North America, for both mainstream and minority communities. — William Labov

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But unlike European countries, America has never finished a map of the United States, only the eastern United States is covered and a few spots here and there. — William Labov

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However, research in the years that followed found that in many of its important features, African American Vernacular English was becoming not less, but more different from other dialects. — William Labov

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This African American Vernacular English shares most of its grammar and vocabulary with other dialects of English. But it is distinct in many ways, and it is more different from standard English than any other dialect spoken in continental North America. — William Labov