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Fieldwork Methods in Language Variation

Fieldwork Methods in Language Variation

Fieldwork methods in language variation

21.1 Defining Sociolinguistic Fieldwork

The label ‘sociolinguistic fieldwork’ has been assigned to cover a wide variety of activities and procedures for collecting speech data, extending from the incidental observation of language use in the course of everyday interaction to the systematic elicitation of structural responses ...

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