Research Methods in Sociolinguistics: A Practical Guide (GMLZ - Guides to Research Methods in Language and Linguistics)

Research Methods in Sociolinguistics: A Practical Guide (GMLZ - Guides to Research Methods in Language and Linguistics)

By: Janet Holmes (editor), Kirk Hazen (editor)Hardback

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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

About Author

Janet Holmes holds a personal Chair in Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Her sociolinguistics teaching focuses on workplace discourse, New Zealand English, and language and gender. She is Director of the Wellington Language in the Workplace (LWP) project and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Her many publications include The Handbook of Language and Gender (edited with M. Meyerhoff, Wiley-Blackwell, 2003), Leadership, Discourse and Ethnicity (with M. Marra and B. Vine, 2011), and An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, Fourth Edition (2013). Kirk Hazen is Professor of Linguistics and director of the West Virginia Dialect Project at West Virginia University. He is the author of Dialect Change and Maintenance on the Outer Banks (with W. Wolfram and N. Schilling-Estes, 1998), Identity and Ethnicity in the Rural South: A Sociolinguistic View through Past and Present Be (2000), and An Introduction to Language (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014).


Notes on Contributors vii Acknowledgments xii Symbols for Vowels Used in This Volume xiii Articulatory Position of Vowels Used in This Volume xiv Introduction 1 Janet Holmes and Kirk Hazen 1 A Historical Assessment of Research Questions in Sociolinguistics 7 Kirk Hazen Part I Types of Data and Methods of Data Collection 23 2 Sociolinguistic Interviews 25 Michol Hoffman 3 Written Surveys and Questionnaires in Sociolinguistics 42 Erik Schleef 4 Experimental Methods in Sociolinguistics 58 Katie Drager 5 Computer-mediated Communication and Linguistic Landscapes 74 Jannis Androutsopoulos Part II Methods of Analysis 91 Focusing on Features of Language from a Sociolinguistic Perspective 92 6 Sociohistorical Analysis 93 Terttu Nevalainen 7 Corpus Linguistics in Sociolinguistics 107 Paul Baker 8 Phonetic Analysis in Sociolinguistics 119 Erik R. Thomas 9 Phonological Considerations in Sociophonetics 136 Paul Kerswill and Kevin Watson 10 Morphosyntactic Analysis in Sociolinguistics 149 Julia Davydova 11 Vocabulary Analysis in Sociolinguistic Research 163 Michael Adams 12 Doing Discourse Analysis in Sociolinguistics 177 Janet Holmes 13 Words and Numbers: Statistical Analysis in Sociolinguistics 194 Gregory R. Guy Focusing on Aspects of Sociocultural Context in Analyzing Language 211 14 Anthropological Analysis in Sociolinguistics 213 Alexandra Jaffe 15 Conversation Analysis in Sociolinguistics 230 Paul Drew 16 Geographical Dialectology 246 David Britain 17 Speech Communities, Social Networks, and Communities of Practice 262 Robin Dodsworth 18 Analyzing Sociolinguistic Variation in Multilingual Contexts 276 Rajend Mesthrie 19 Social Context, Style, and Identity in Sociolinguistics 290 Nikolas Coupland 20 Researching Children s Acquisition of Sociolinguistic Competence 304 Carmel O Shannessy Index 325

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  • ISBN13: 9780470673607
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780470673607
  • weight: 766
  • ISBN10: 0470673605

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