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The 2009 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture

A Life of Learning: Six People I Have Learned From



William Labov

Professor of Linguistics and
Director of the Linguistics Laboratory
University of Pennsylvania

Professor Labov's lecture is available exclusively in electronic format in order to include audio examples of the "uncommon eloquence" of the six individuals he credits as teachers. The full lecture is available here


William Labov

William Labov

William Labov, professor of linguistics and director of the Linguistics Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, received his B.A from Harvard University (1948) and his Ph.D. from Columbia University (1964). Read more

Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lectures

2009 ACLS Annual Meeting