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Title: Sociolinguistic Fieldwork
Written By: Natalie Schilling-Estes
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item7110269/Sociolinguistic%20Fieldwork/?site_locale=en_US
Series Title: Key Topics in Sociolinguistics
Description:

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

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780521762922
Pages: 323
Prices: U.S. $ 99.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780521127974
Pages: 323
Prices: U.S. $ 36.99