One more for the LWAA–another classic–Wolfram (1969)

Here is another oft cited but out of print classic. This time, it’s one brought to us in the LWAA from the original printing from the Center for Applied Linguistics. Live from Detroit, it’s Wolfram (1969)!

Wolfram, Walter A. 1969. A sociolinguistic description of Detroit Negro speech. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics. 1969.pdf


About daviddurian
I am a sociolinguist with a Ph D in Linguistics from The Ohio State University and an MA in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from Northern Illinois University. Currently, I work as the Lecturer at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, where I teach undergraduate courses in sociolinguistics, general linguistics, and first-year composition. I also work on research projects investigating variation and change in the vowel system of modern US English as it is spoken by Americans living in a variety of cities. At the moment, this includes Chicago, IL, Columbus, OH, and Eastern Pennsylvania.

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