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William Labov, The language of life and death: The transformation of experience in oral narrative. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp. 239. Pb. $27.99.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  15 October 2015

Anna De Fina*
Italian Department, Georgetown University Washington, DC 20015,


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