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Language in the Inner City: Studies in the Black English Vernacular (Conduct and Communication) Paperback – September 1, 1973

ISBN-13: 978-0812210514 ISBN-10: 0812210516

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"Get it . . . read it . . . study it. Labov's book is a complete description of the features, issues, and instructional implications pertaining to black dialect."—Contemporary Psychology

"Valuable for speech and language pathologists, school personnel, educators, language-related professionals, psychologists, and others who have any contact with inner city populations."—Journal of the American Speech and Hearing Association

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William Labov is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania and the author of Sociolinguistic Patterns, also published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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