Please write an essay on the following set of questions. The essay should be no more thanfive pages (double-spaced, standard 12-point font, 1-inch margin; if hand-written,the total word count must not exceed 1500 words).
Compare the different ways in which Labov and Eckert studylanguage practices. In what sense are their approaches differentfrom/similar to each other? Pay attention to the following aspects:What methods do they use? Which aspect(s) of language do(es)each focus most closely on? Which social groups are responsiblefor faciliating language change? Most important, how does eachconceptualize the relationship between language and society?(Labov, Eckert)