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Communication Accommodation Theory

Edited by Howard Giles

Most people modify their ways of speaking, writing, texting, and e-mailing, and so on, according to the people with whom they are communicating. This fascinating book asks why we 'accommodate' to others in this way, and explores the various social consequences arising from it.


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Query:   Fieldwork Recorder Advice
Author:  HMooney HMooney
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics
Language Documentation
Phonetics
Phonology

Summary:   FOR QUERY: LINGUIST 11.1313

THANKS TO EVERYONE (TOO MANY TO LIST) WHO RESPONDED TO MY RECENT QUERY ABOUT A RECORDER FOR USE IN FIELD WORK. ALTHOUGH A FEW PEOPLE RECOMMENDED USING DAT (DIGITAL AUDIO TAPE) THE OVERWHELMING CONSENSUS WAS TO USE MINIDISK. APPARENTLY MINIDISK RECORDERS COME IN VERY TINY FORMATS, USE VERY TINY DISKS, HAVE HIGH-QUALITY SOUND AND ARE NOT TOO EXPENSIVE./

SEVERAL PEOPLE WARNED AGAINST USING A VOICE-ACTIVATED MICROPHONE, BECAUSE THEY TEND TO CUT OFF THE FIRST PART OF THE UTTERANCE THAT ACTIVATES THEM. ALSO NOT RECOMMENDED IS A BUILT-IN MIC, WHICH MIGHT PICK UP MORE AMBIENT ROOM NOISE THAN SPEECH.

ONE PERSON WARNED ME AGAINST RECORDING PEOPLE WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE. SHE'S RIGHT, OF COURSE.

HANK MOONEY
HMOONEY@CMP.COM

LL Issue: 11.1346
Date Posted: 16-Jun-2000
Original Query: Read original query