Labov, Yaeger, and Steiner (1972) added to the LWAA

Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to present for your reading pleasure, the long out of print volumes 1 and 2 of LYS (1972). The version included here (via the Less Widely Available Archive [LWAA]) is a cover to cover scan of the spiral bound manuscript edition circulated to libraries in 1972. The PDF of Vol 2 has been assembled in such a way that readability of the plots and graphs included in that volume should be enhanced on electronic devices such as Iphones, Ipads, and other electronic readers. It addition, they should also display in a much more user friendly manner on a standard computer display, as well, than they would if just a straight page by page scan were done.

Here are upfront quick links to both volumes, below…

Labov, William, Malcah Yaeger, and Richard Steiner. 1972. A quantitative study of sound change in progress: Volume 1. Report on National Science Foundation Contract NSF-GS-3287. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania. http://www.ling.osu.edu/~ddurian/AWAC/LWAA/LYS_1972_V1.pdf

Labov, William, Malcah Yaeger, and Richard Steiner. 1972. A quantitative study of sound change in progress: Volume II. Report on National Science Foundation Contract NSF-GS-3287. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania. http://www.ling.osu.edu/~ddurian/AWAC/LWAA/LYS_1972_V2.pdf

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About daviddurian
I am a sociolinguist with a Ph D in Linguistics from The Ohio State University. Currently, I work as the Lecturer at Rice University, where I teach undergraduate courses in both sociolinguistics and general linguistics. I also work on research projects investing language variation and change in US English a variety of cities. Specifically, at the moment, this includes Houston, Chicago, and Columbus, OH.

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