- Contraction, Deletion, and Inherent Variability of the English Copula
- William Labov
- Language, Vol. 45, No. 4 (Dec., 1969), pp. 715-762
- Subjects: Linguistics, American Indian Studies
- Key terms: contraction, deletion, copula, constraint, variable, stress, contracted, deleted, sentence, speaker, cobra, phonological, auxiliary, grammar, phrase, pronoun, dialect, vowel, environment, english, pattern, categorical, delete, variability, structure
- CiteRank: 0.9923
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