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Title: Some problems in the computation of sociolinguistic data
Authors: Jones, Valerie M.
Issue Date: 1978
Publisher: Newcastle University
Abstract: The research described in this thesis is concerned with some of the problems encountered in the processing of sociolinguistic data. Different methodologies are seen as different sets of strategies for coping with the problems which arise from investigations of sociolinguistic variability within any speech community. One early approach to the analysis of sociolinguistic variation (that of Labov: 1963, 1966) is discussed, and some of the difficulties raised by this approach are indicated. One investigation of sociolinguistic variability in a British urban setting (Trudgill: 1974) is also described (Trudgill' s study is based on Labov's (J 966) general methodology). FN The Tyneside Linguistic Survey (T.L.S.) is offered as an alternative approach, which overcomes some of the problems inherent in Labov's methods
Description: PhD Thesis
Appears in Collections:School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics

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