Readings

Buy at MIT Press Buy at Amazon Campbell, L. (2013). Historical Linguistics: An Introduction, 3rd Edition. MIT Press. ISBN: 9780262518499.

Buy at Amazon Guy, G. (1980). Variation in the group and the individual: the case of final stop deletion. In W. Labov (ed.), Locating Language in Time and Space. Academic Press. 1–36. ISBN: 9780124321014.

Harrington, J., Palethorpe, S., and Watson, C. (2000). This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.Monophthongal vowel changes in Received Pronunciation: an acoustic analysis of the Queen’s Christmas Broadcasts (PDF - 2.3 MB). Journal of the International Phonetic Association, 63–78.

Labov, W. (1963). This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.The social motivation of a sound change (PDF). Word 19, 273–309.

Labov, W. (1981). This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.Resolving the neogrammarian controversy (PDF - 9.1 MB). Language 57, 267–308.

Buy at Amazon Labov, W. (1994). Principles of Linguistic Change: Internal factors. Blackwell. ISBN: 9780631179146.

Buy at Amazon Labov, W. (2010). Principles of Linguistic Change: Cognitive and Cultural Factors. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN: 9781405112154.

Buy at Amazon Ladefoged, P.N. (2001). A Course in Phonetics. Heinle & Heinle. ISBN: 9780155073197.

Ohala, J.J. (1981). This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.The listener as a source of sound change (PDF - 1 MB). In C. S. Masek, R. A. Hendrick, & M. F. Miller (eds.), Papers from the Parasession on Language and Behavior. Chicago Ling. Soc. 178–203.

Pierrehumbert, J. (2001). This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.Exemplar dynamics: Word frequency, lenition, and contrast (PDF). In J. Bybee and P. Hopper (eds.), Frequency effects and the emergence of lexical structure. John Benjamins. 137–157.

Pintzuk, S. (1995). Variation and change in Old English clause structure. Language Variation and Change 7(2), 229–260.

SES # Topics Readings
Introduction
1 Introduction  
Geographical Variation
2 Regional Accents - Transcription Ladefoged (2001) ch. 4
3 Overview of Accent Variation in the USA  
4 Speech Acoustics Labov et al. (1997)
5 Acoustic Analysis of Speech Ladefoged (2001) ch. 8
Sound Change as a Source of Variation I: Regularity of Sound Change
6 What are the Units of Sound Change?  
7 Regular Sound Change vs. Lexical Diffusion Labov (1981), (2010) ch. 13
8 Regular Sound Change vs. Lexical Diffusion (II)  
Age-Related Variation
9 Age-Related Variation Harrington et al. (2000)
Social Variation
10 Social Variation Labov (1963)
Variation within the Individual, Stable Variation
11 Variation within the Individual  
12 The Role of the Listener in Sound Change Guy (1980)
The Mechanisms of Sound Change I: Phonetic Conditioning
13 Phonetic Conditioning of Sound Change  
14 An Exemplar-Based Model of Sound Change Ohala (1981)
15 Phonetic Grammar and Gradual Change  
16 Stability and Change Pierrehumbert (2001)
17 Sound Change and Fashion  
The Mechanisms of Sound Change II: Grammatical Conditioning
18 Morphological Conditioning  
19 Chain Shifts  
20 Chain Shifts (cont'd)  
The Comparative Method
21 The Comparative Method: Introduction Campbell (2005) ch. 5
22 The Comparative Method: Grouping Languages, Cladistics  
In-Class Presentations
23 Presentations  
24 Presentations  
Syntactic Change
25 Word Order Change in Old English Pintzuk (1995)
26 Syntactic Change (II)