Data Collection in Sociolinguistics

Methods and Applications

By Christine Mallinson, Becky Childs, Gerard Van Herk

© 2013 – Routledge

336 pages

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About the Book

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.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Observing the Observers Part I: Research Design Part II: Generating New Data Part III: Working with and Preserving Existing Data Part IV: Sharing Data and Findings

About the Authors

Christine Mallinson is Associate Professor of Language, Literacy, and Culture and Affiliate Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.

Becky Childs is Associate Professor of English at Coastal Carolina University.

Gerard Van Herk is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Regional Language and Oral Text at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics