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Our volume contains four parts:  “Research Design,” “Generating New Data,” “Working With Existing Data,” and “Sharing Data and Findings.” More than 50 chapters and vignettes cover not only data gathering but also data sharing, exploring how researchers communicate with a wide variety of public groups and research participants. Many chapters and vignettes are accompanied by teaching tools and downloads, linked below, or you can navigate over to view the supplementary materials here: teaching exercises, contributor videos, and sample syllabi and downloadable content.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Observing the Observers (J.K. Chambers, University of Toronto)

Part I:  Research Design

Chapter 1:  Research Design (Christine Mallinson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Chapter 2:  Ways of Observing: Studying the Interplay of Social and Linguistic Variation (Barbara Horvath, University of Sydney) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise*

  • Vignette 2a:  Multidisciplinary Sociolinguistic Studies (Marcia Farr, Ohio State University)
  • Vignette 2b:  How to Uncover Linguistic Variables (Walt Wolfram, North Carolina State University)
  • Vignette 2c: Studying Difficult to Study Variables (J. Daniel Hasty, Coastal Carolina University)
  • Vignette 2d:  How to Uncover Social Variables: A Focus on Clans (James N. Stanford, Dartmouth College)
  • Vignette 2e:  How to Uncover Social Variables: A Focus on Social Class (Rania Habib, Syracuse University)

Chapter 3:  Social Ethics for Sociolinguistics (Sara Trechter, California State University, Chico) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise*

  • Vignette 3a:  Responsibility to Research Participants in Representation (Niko Besnier, University of Amsterdam)
  • Vignette 3b: Working with Transgender Communities (Lal Zimman, University of California, Santa Barbara)
  • Vignette 3c:  Conducting Research with Vulnerable Populations (Stephen Mann, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
  • Vignette 3d:  Ethical Dilemmas in the Use of Public Documents (Susan Ehrlich, York University)
  • Vignette 3e:  Real Ethical Issues in Virtual World Research (Randall Sadler, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Part II: Generating New Data

Chapter 4: Generating New Data (Becky Childs, Coastal Carolina University)

Chapter 5:  Ethnographic Fieldwork (Erez Levon, Queen Mary University of London) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise*

Chapter 6:  The Sociolinguistic Interview (Kara Becker, Reed College) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise*

  • Vignette 6a: Cross-Cultural Issues in Studying Endangered Indigenous Languages (D. Victoria Rau, National Chung Cheng University)
  • Vignette 6b:  Conducting Sociolinguistic Interviews in Deaf Communities (Ceil Lucas, Gallaudet University)
  • Vignette 6c:  Special Issues in Collecting Interview Data for Sign Language Projects (Joseph Hill, Rochester Institute of Technology) *This vignette is accompanied by a contributor video*
  • Vignette 6d:  Other Interviewing Techniques in Sociolinguistics (Boyd Davis, University of North Carolina at Charlotte)

Chapter 7:  The Technology of Conducting Sociolinguistic Interviews (Paul DeDecker, Memorial University of Newfoundland, and Jennifer Nycz, Georgetown University) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise*

  • Vignette 7a:  Technological Challenges in Sociolinguistic Data Collection (Lauren Hall-Lew, University of Edinburgh, and  Bartlomiej Plichta, University of Minnesota)

Chapter 8:  Surveys: The Use of Written Questionnaires in Sociolinguistics (Charles Boberg, McGill University) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise*

Chapter 9:  Experiments (Cynthia Clopper, Ohio State University) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise* *It is also accompanied by a contributor video*

Part III: Working with and Preserving Existing Data

Chapter 10: Working with and Preserving Existing Data (Gerard Van Herk, Memorial University of Newfoundland)

Chapter 11:  Written Data Sources (Edgar Schneider, University of Regensburg) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise*

Chapter 12:  Data Preservation and Access (Tyler Kendall, University of Oregon) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise* *It is also accompanied by a contributor video*

  • Vignette 12a:  Making Sociolinguistic Data Accessible (William A. Kretzschmar, Jr., University of Georgia)
  • Vignette 12b:  Establishing Corpora from Existing Data Sources (Mark Davies, Brigham Young University)
  • Vignette 12c:  Working with “Unconventional” Existing Data Sources (Joan C. Beal, University of Sheffield, and Karen P. Corrigan, Newcastle University)

Chapter 13:  Working with Performed Language: Movies, Television, and Music (Robin Queen, University of Michigan) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise*

  • Vignette 13a:  Working with Scripted Data: A Focus on African American English (Tracey Weldon, University of South Carolina)
  • Vignette 13b:  Working with Scripted Data:  Variations among Scripts, Texts, and Performances (Michael Adams, Indiana University)

Chapter 14:  Online Data Collection (Jannis Androutsopoulos, University of Hamburg) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise*

  • Vignette 14a:  Sociolinguistic Approaches to Storytelling in Facebook Status Updates (Ruth Page, University of Birmingham)
  • Vignette 14b:  Collecting Data from Twitter (Steven Coats, University of Oulu)

Part IV. Sharing Data and Findings

Chapter 15: Sharing Data and Findings (Christine Mallinson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Chapter 16:   Community Activism: Turning Things Around (Arapera Ngaha, University of Auckland) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise*

Chapter 17:  Sociolinguistic Engagement in Schools:  Collecting and Sharing Data (Anne H. Charity Hudley,University of California, Santa Barbara) *This chapter is accompanied by a teaching exercise*

  • Vignette 17a:   Beyond Lists of Differences to Accurate Descriptions (Lisa Green, University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
  • Vignette 17b:  Linguistic Flexibility in Urban Zambian Schoolchildren: A Case Study of Data Collection in Sociolinguistics (Robert Serpell, University of Zambia)
  • Vignette 17c:   Engagement with Schools: Sharing Data and Findings (Donna Starks, La Trobe University)

Chapter 18:  Sociolinguistics in and for the Media (Jennifer Sclafani, Hellenic American University and Georgetown University)

Chapter 19:  Conclusion (Christine Mallinson, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Becky Childs, Coastal Carolina University, and Gerard Van Herk, Memorial University of Newfoundland)

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  1. Celso permalink
    May 27, 2013 2:57 pm

    Thank you for the book, and for making those chapters available. I’ve added a link to this page in http://www.edisoportal.org (EDiSo – Asociación de Estudios sobre Discurso y Sociedad), and http://edisoportal.org/noticias/publicaciones/233-data-collection-in-sociolinguistics-methods-and-applications

    -celso
    Celso Alvarez Cáccamo

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