Data Collection in Sociolinguistics

Data Collection in Sociolinguistics

This edited volume provides up-to-date, succinct, relevant, and informative discussion about methods of data collection in sociolinguistic research.

Author: Christine Mallinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136485992

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This edited volume provides up-to-date, succinct, relevant, and informative discussion about methods of data collection in sociolinguistic research. It covers the main areas of research design, conducting research, and sharing data findings with longer chapters and shorter vignettes written by a range of top sociolinguists, both veteran and emerging scholars. Here is the one-stop, go-to guide for the numerous quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods that are used in sociolinguistic research, ensuring that Data Collection in Sociolinguistics will be not only useful in the classroom but also as a reference tool for active researchers. For more information, visit sociolinguisticdatacollection.com.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Doing Sociolinguistics

Doing Sociolinguistics

Designed to function as both a core text for methods classes in sociolinguistics and as a companion to the Routledge textbook Introducing Sociolinguistics, this book will be essential reading for all students studying and researching in ...

Author: Miriam Meyerhoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317527138

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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Doing Sociolinguistics: A practical guide to data collection and analysis provides an accessible introduction and guide to the methods of data collection and analysis in the field of sociolinguistics. It offers students the opportunity to engage directly with some of the foundational and more innovative work being done in the quantitative or variationist paradigm. Divided into sixteen short chapters, Doing Sociolinguistics: can be used as a core text in class or as an easy reference whilst undertaking research walks readers through the different phases of a sociolinguistic project, providing all the knowledge and skills students will need to conduct their own analyses of language features excerpts from key research articles; exercises with real data from the authors’ own research; sample answers to the exercises; and further reading is supported by the Routledge Sociolinguistics Companion website (www.routledge.com/textbooks/meyerhoff) which features further online exercises with sound files. Designed to function as both a core text for methods classes in sociolinguistics and as a companion to the Routledge textbook Introducing Sociolinguistics, this book will be essential reading for all students studying and researching in this area.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation

Analysing Sociolinguistic Variation

Data. collection. How do you collect data? This chapter will outline tried-and-true
data collection techniques. The most fundamental challenge for sociolinguistic
research is how to obtain appropriate linguistic data to analyse. But how do you ...

Author: Sali A. Tagliamonte

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139451321

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page:

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The study of how language varies in social context, and how it can be analyzed and accounted for, are the key goals of sociolinguistics. Until now, however, the actual tools and methods have been largely passed on through 'word of mouth', rather than being formally documented. This is the first comprehensive 'how to' guide to the formal analysis of sociolinguistic variation. It shows step-by-step how the analysis is carried out, leading the reader through every stage of a research project from start to finish. Topics covered include fieldwork, data organization and management, analysis and interpretation, presenting research results, and writing up a paper. Practical and informal, the book contains all the information needed to conduct a fully-fledged sociolinguistic investigation, and includes exercises, checklists, references and insider tips. It is set to become an essential resource for students, researchers and fieldworkers embarking on research projects in sociolinguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Research Methods in Sociolinguistics

Research Methods in Sociolinguistics

This single-volume guide equips students of sociolinguistics with a full set of methodological tools including data collection and analysis techniques, explained in clear and accessible terms by leading experts.

Author: Janet Holmes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470673614

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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This single-volume guide equips students of sociolinguistics with a full set of methodological tools including data collection and analysis techniques, explained in clear and accessible terms by leading experts. It features project suggestions, troubleshooting tips, and data assessment across diverse languages. Explores an array of anthropological and scientific methods that cover the full spectrum of contemporary sociolinguistics, from the study of style and discourse analysis to the study of phonetics Details the types of data available, and explains collection methods ranging from sociolinguistic interviews to linguistic landscapes Provides comprehensive coverage of data analysis, subdivided into segments on linguistic and socio-cultural techniques, and linked to numerous languages Includes useful summaries, seasoned advice and troubleshooting tips, ideas for research projects, and a full directory of supplementary reading
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics

To this end dialectology developed the first methodological instruments and valid
techniques of data collection, and for this reason its contribution to more recent
sociolinguistics is highly significant. It was also important to ask what more recent
 ...

Author: Ulrich Ammon

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110141892

Category: Sociolinguistics

Page:

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Categories: Sociolinguistics

What Is Sociolinguistics

What Is Sociolinguistics

This second edition has been revised and updated to include new and more exercises, discussion questions, and suggested readings, as well as expanded chapters exploring gender duality and Latino English.

Author: Gerard Van Herk

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118960745

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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How is our language affected by our ethnicity, gender, and region? How are our conversations and other interactions structured? How does society view and regulate language? How do we use language to present ourselves to others? In this revised and updated second edition of the popular What Is Sociolinguistics? Gerard Van Herk explores these and other intriguing questions about language, how we use it, and its relationships to society. Van Herk guides the reader on a tour through the major issues that define the field, including region, status, gender, time, language attitudes, interaction, and style, at the same time exploring the sociolinguistics of multilingualism, culture and ethnicity, language contact, and education. This second edition has been revised and updated to include new and more exercises, discussion questions, and suggested readings, as well as expanded chapters exploring gender duality and Latino English. Key readings are introduced in Van Herk’s clear and engaging voice, which accompanies the text throughout, providing an accessible point of entry for those new to, or less familiar with, sociolinguistics. Chapter summaries and textboxes are similarly employed to signpost and illuminate learning. A companion website features PowerPoint slides for each chapter with suggestions for framing class discussions and exercises, further examples of concepts discussed, additional reading suggestions, and ready-to-go slides for class presentation. Packed with the latest research and practical teaching aids, What is Sociolinguistics? Second edition retains the highly-praised character of its predecessor and provides an essential up-to-date text for both students and instructors alike.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics

Data. Collection. 3.1 General Issues Chapter 2 was concerned with locating
research subjects in a manner sensitive to their social characteristics. Once the
speaker sample has been identified, the question arises of how to obtain useful
data.

Author: Lesley Milroy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470758205

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 280

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Sociolinguistics: Method and Interpretation presents a thorough and practical description of current sociolinguistic methodology while recognizing that methodological decisions can never be separated from questions of theory. Presents a thorough and practical description of current sociolinguistic methodology. Considers a range of issues including speaker selection, data collection, social considerations, phonological and syntactical variation, style-shifting and code-switching. Recognizes that methodological decisions can never be separated from questions of theory. Stresses the need for the entire research process from the initial design of the project to the interpretation of results to be grounded in theoretically defensible positions. Shows how the research paradigm established by a few influential pioneers has been fruitfully expanded by exciting new trends.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Perceptual Dialectology

Perceptual Dialectology

Der Band präsentiert die Ergebnisse der internationalen Fachtagung ,,perceptual dialectology- Neue Wege der Dialektologie", die im Mai 2008 an der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel stattfand.

Author: Christina Ada Anders

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110227512

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 449

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Perceptual dialectology is concerned with subjective, non-specialist, naive perspectives of German and the role they play in day-to-day social interaction. What do non-specialists in linguistics think about dialects and their speakers? What cognitive maps do they have of these dialects? What attitudes do they have towards the dialects and their speakers? Do non-specialists in linguistics associate particular features with the dialects or perceive them in a special way? The book contains the latest research findings on this subject."
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Research Methods in Sign Language Studies

Research Methods in Sign Language Studies

Integrating research on sign languages from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa, this is an essential reference for any student or researcher who requires the most comprehensive and up-to-date information in the field.

Author: Eleni Orfanidou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118271414

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Research Methods in Sign Language Studies is a landmark work on sign language research, which spans the fields of linguistics, experimental and developmental psychology, brain research, and language assessment. Examines a broad range of topics, including ethical and political issues, key methodologies, and the collection of linguistic, cognitive, neuroscientific, and neuropsychological data Provides tips and recommendations to improve research quality at all levels and encourages readers to approach the field from the perspective of diversity rather than disability Incorporates research on sign languages from Europe, Asia, North and South America, and Africa Brings together top researchers on the subject from around the world, including many who are themselves deaf
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

An Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Data. Collection. and. Analysis. Once an investigator has made some decision
concerning which social variables must be taken into account and has formed a
hypothesis about a possible relationship between social and linguistic variation,
 ...

Author: Ronald Wardhaugh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405150217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

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This fully revised textbook is a new edition of Ronald Wardhaugh’s popular and accessible An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. Provides an accessible, comprehensive introduction to sociolinguistics that reflects new developments in the field. Fully revised, with 130 new and updated references to bring the book completely up-to-date. Includes suggested readings, discussion sections, and exercises. Features increased emphasis on issues of identity, solidarity, and power Discusses topics such as language dialects, pidgins and creoles, codes, bilingualism, speech communities, variation, words and culture, ethnographies, solidarity and politeness, talk and action, gender, disadvantage, and planning. Designed for introductory and post-introductory students, and ideal for courses including introduction to sociolinguistics, aspects of sociolinguistics, and language and society.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Sociolinguistic Fieldwork

Sociolinguistic Fieldwork

FOREGROUNDING FIHD METHODS Empirical data on language in its social
context is at the heart of sociolinguistic ... the chief methods in sociolinguistic data
collection, including examination of which methods work best for which purposes;
 ...

Author: Natalie Schilling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521762922

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 323

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Looking for an easy-to-use, practical guide to conducting fieldwork in sociolinguistics? This invaluable textbook will give you the skills and knowledge required for carrying out research projects in 'the field', including: • How to select and enter a community • How to design a research sample • What recording equipment to choose and how to operate it • How to collect, store and manage data • How to interact effectively with participants and communities • What ethical issues you should be aware of. Carefully designed to be of maximum practical use to students and researchers in sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology and related fields, the book is packed with useful features, including: • Helpful checklists for recording techniques and equipment specifications • Practical examples taken from classic sociolinguistic studies • Vivid passages in which students recount their own experiences of doing fieldwork in many different parts of the world
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics

The Handbook of Historical Sociolinguistics

3.2.1 Data capture 3.2.1.1 Intra-, inter-, and cross-textual data collection When
data in significant quantities are available, the first step is to record possible
variants of a variable. In the historical perspective, there are three common
procedures ...

Author: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118257265

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

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Written by an international team of leading scholars, this groundbreaking reference work explores the nature of language change and diffusion, and paves the way for future research in this rapidly expanding interdisciplinary field. Features 35 newly-written essays from internationally acclaimed experts that reflect the growth and vitality of the burgeoning area of historical sociolinguistics Examines how sociolinguistic theoretical models, methods, findings, and expertise can be used to reconstruct a language's past in order to explain linguistic changes and developments Bridges the gap between the past and the present in linguistic studies Structured thematically into sections exploring: origins and theoretical assumptions; methods for the sociolinguistic study of the history of languages; linguistic and extra-linguistic variables; historical dialectology, language contact and diffusion; and attitudes to language
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Quantitative Methods in Sociolinguistics

Quantitative Methods in Sociolinguistics

This detailed textbook critically examines methods used in sociolinguistic studies, including the ways in which the categories of age, gender, ethnicity and social class have been employed to chart language variation.

Author: Ronald Macaulay

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137020505

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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This detailed textbook critically examines methods used in sociolinguistic studies, including the ways in which the categories of age, gender, ethnicity and social class have been employed to chart language variation. It discusses the nature of data and encourages students to examine evidence with a more critical eye.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics

The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics

In this and the previous chapter students have been introduced to doing research
through exercises in gathering ... and method Data collection 4 the Getting data 5
Processing the data Chapter 7 Findings and reporting 6 Coding the data 7 ...

Author: Allan Bell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118593974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 392

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The Guidebook to Sociolinguistics presents a comprehensive introduction to the main concepts and terms of sociolinguistics, and of the goals, methods, and findings of sociolinguistic research. Introduces readers to the methodology and skills of doing hands-on research in this field Features chapter-by-chapter classic and contemporary case studies, exercises, and examples to enhance comprehension Offers wide-ranging coverage of topics across sociolinguistics. It begins with multilingualism, and moves on through language choice and variation to style and identity Takes students through the challenges involved in conducting their own research project Written by one of the leading figures in sociolinguistics
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Corpus and Sociolinguistics

Corpus and Sociolinguistics

Halliday (1993 cited in Tognini-Bonelli 2000: 1) argues that CL goes well beyond
this purely methodological role pointing out that it re-unites the activities of data
gathering and theorising which is, according to Tognini- Bonelli (2000), leading ...

Author: Bróna Murphy

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027223128

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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Age is by far the most underdeveloped of the sociolinguistic variables in terms of research literature. To-date, research on age has been patchy and has generally focused on the early life-stages such as childhood and adolescence, ignoring, for the most part, healthy adulthood as a stage worthy of scrutiny. This book examines the discourse of adulthood and accounts for sociolinguistic variation, with regards to age and gender, through the exploration of a 90,000 word age-and gender-differentiated spoken corpus of Irish English. The book explores both the distribution and use of a number of high frequency pragmatic features of spoken discourse that appear as key items in the corpus. Part 1 of the book provides an introduction, a theoretical overview of age as a sociolinguistic variable and a description on how to compile a small spoken corpus for sociolinguistic research. Part 2 consists of five chapters which investigate and explore key features such as hedges, vague category markers, intensifiers, boosters and high-frequent items of taboo language in relation to the variables, age and gender. The book is of interest to undergraduates or postgraduates taking formal courses in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, pragmatics or discourse analysis. It is also of interest to students and researchers interested in using corpus linguistics in sociolinguistic research.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook of Language Variation and Change

The Handbook of Language Variation and Change

Kendall, Tyler (2013) Data preservation and access. In Christine Mallinson,
Becky Childs, and Gerard Van Herk (eds.), Data Collection in Sociolinguistics:
Methods and Applications. 195–205. New York/London: Routledge. Klewitz,
Gabriele ...

Author: J. K. Chambers

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118335512

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 616

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Reflecting a multitude of developments in the study of language change and variation over the last ten years, this extensively updated second edition features a number of new chapters and remains the authoritative reference volume on a core research area in linguistics. A fully revised and expanded edition of this acclaimed reference work, which has established its reputation based on its unrivalled scope and depth of analysis in this interdisciplinary field Includes seven new chapters, while the remainder have undergone thorough revision and updating to incorporate the latest research and reflect numerous developments in the field Accessibly structured by theme, covering topics including data collection and evaluation, linguistic structure, language and time, language contact, language domains, and social differentiation Brings together an experienced, international editorial and contributor team to provides an unrivalled learning, teaching and reference tool for researchers and students in sociolinguistics
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics

The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistic Potentials of Face-to-Face Interaction Different topics according to
conversation type (medical consultation vs ... to differential interpretation of
research results that have used different methods of data collection and analysis.

Author: Ruth Wodak

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446248409

Category: Social Science

Page: 648

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"A treasure trove for sociolinguistic researchers and students alike. Edited by three leading sociolinguists, the 39 chapters cover a wealth of valuable material... And the cast list reads like a veritable Who's Who of sociolinguistics, with a refreshing number of younger scholars included along with more familiar, well-established names... This is a book that I will reach for often, both for research and teaching purposes. I will recommend it to my postgraduate students, and many of the chapters will provide excellent material for discussion in our advanced undergraduate sociolinguistics course." - Janet Holmes, Discourse Studies "The best, the most complete and the most integrated handbook of sociolinguistics of the past decade." - Joshua A. Fishman, NYU and Stanford University This Handbook answers a long-standing need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, international, in-depth critical survey of the history, trajectory, data, results and key figures involved in sociolinguistics. It consists of six inter-linked sections: The History of Sociolinguistics Sociolinguistics and Social Theory Language, Variation and Change Interaction Multilingualism and Contact Applications The result is a work of unprecedented coverage and insight. It is all here, from the foundational contributions to the field to the impact of new media, new technologies of communication, globalization, trans-border fluidities and agendas of research. The book will quickly be recognized as a benchmark in the field. It will provide a basis for reckoning its origins and pathways of development as well as an authoritative account of the central debates and research issues of today.
Categories: Social Science

Sociolinguistics

Sociolinguistics

... of data , and seen how important it is to plan the data - collection so that it fits
the aims of the research . Although we have also considered some problems of
method , and especially problems of analysis and interpretation , the methods
that ...

Author: R. A. Hudson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521565146

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 279

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New edition of widely-acclaimed textbook, including new sections on up-to-date topics for the 1990s.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics

The Handbook of Hispanic Sociolinguistics

... should be the goal of sociolinguistic theory. It is crucial to go back to the data
collected, as well as to gather more data on a variety of phenomena in order to
address the classic questions about the origin and transmission of sound change
.

Author: Manuel Diaz-Campos

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439343X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

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This Handbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of theoretical and descriptive research in contemporary Hispanic sociolinguistics. Offers the first authoritative collection exploring research strands in the emerging and fast-moving field of Spanish sociolinguistics Highlights the contributions that Spanish Sociolinguistics has offered to general linguistic theory Brings together a team of the top researchers in the field to present the very latest perspectives and discussions of key issues Covers a wealth of topics including: variationist approaches, Spanish and its importance in the U.S., language planning, and other topics focused on the social aspects of Spanish Includes several varieties of Spanish, reflecting the rich diversity of dialects spoken in the Americas and Spain
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Proceedings of the VIIth GSCP International Conference Speech and Corpora

Proceedings of the VIIth GSCP International Conference  Speech and Corpora

... 2006; Tagliamonte, 2006) and data transcription norms are designed as to
facilitate automatic data handling in softwares such as R. Keywords: spoken
corpus; Paulistano Portuguese; Variationist sociolinguistics; data collection;
transcripts.

Author: Heliana Mello

Publisher: Firenze University Press

ISBN: 9788866553519

Category: Corpora (Linguistics)

Page: 471

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Categories: Corpora (Linguistics)