An accessible, user-friendly guide to the variety of different experimental methods used in sociolinguistics, Experimental Research Methods in Sociolinguistics walks students through the "how-to" of experimental methods used to investigate variation in both speech production and perception. Focusing squarely on practice and application, it takes the reader from defining a research question, to choosing an appropriate framework, to completing a research project. Featuring a companion website with information on experiment-friendly software, sample experiments and suggestions for work to undertake, the book also covers:
-How to measure production and perception
-How to construct and use corpora
Katie Drager is Associate Professor at University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA.
List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Defining and constraining the research question 2. Some practicalities when running experiments 3. Experimental designs to examine perception 4. Experimental designs to examine production 5. Open fontiers 6. Statistics for experimental sociolinguistics 7. Moving forward References Index