Sociolinguistic Fieldwork by Natalie SchillingSociolinguistic Fieldwork by Natalie Schilling

Sociolinguistic Fieldwork

byNatalie Schilling

Paperback | May 20, 2013

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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
Title:Sociolinguistic FieldworkFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:323 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:May 20, 2013Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521127971

ISBN - 13:9780521127974


Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Designing the study; 3. Data collection methods; 4. Designing research on style; 5. In the field: finding contacts, finding a place; 6. Recording and record keeping; 7. Giving back to the community.

Editorial Reviews

"Perhaps Natalie Schilling has done our little band of scholars a bad service by letting our secrets out in this comprehensive and clearly-written account of what sociolinguists do - not just the various ways we go about doing it but, more importantly, the social and linguistic questions (and their interaction) that motivate our doing it, these latter points very well-integrated into the how-tos. A much larger audience will now have access to our mysteries, but, of all the linguistic mysteries that should be revealed to a more general public, sociolinguistics is surely at the forefront in the roles it plays in establishing a more democratic society. In short, on all these fronts, this is a very good place to learn how to do and why we do sociolinguistics." --Dennis R. Preston, Regents Professor, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater USA