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Tuesday, 28 December

274. Language Variation and Change II: Around the Work of William Labov

3:30–4:45 p.m., Commonwealth Hall D, Loews

Program arranged by the Division on Language and Society

Presiding: Barbara Johnstone, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

1. “Social Factors, Linguistic Conditioning, and Variation in Use of the -ra and -se Endings of the Spanish Subjunctive in the Nineteenth Century,” Tonya Elizabeth Wolford, Univ. of Pennsylvania

2. “Social Factors and Pluralization Strategies in Caribbean Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese: Placing Labov’s Contribution to an Old Controversy,” Fernanda Ferreira, Bridgewater State Coll.

3. “From Linguistic Insecurity to Anxiety of Influence: Recovering Labov in the Discourse of Language and Ethnicity,” Thomas Paul Bonfiglio, Univ. of Richmond

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