Labov 1963 (Martha's Vineyard)

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  • Labov 1963 (Martha's Vineyard Research)
    • Study into phonological language change
      • Research focused on Diphthong
        • Interviewed 69 people to encourage them to say the vowel words.
          • Found that Locals, older ages and Up landers centralised the vowel sounds
            • Native's wanted to create a linguistic divide in accent between fishermen and holiday makers.
              • Innovation which became the norm and formed a dialect.
                • Generations, Occupations or Social Groups play a large factor into sociolinguistics to identify themselves as individuals.

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