Data Collection in Sociolinguistics

Autor/a: HILL, J. C.
Año: 2014
Editorial: Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Lingüística » Lingüística de otras Lenguas de Signos


With the Deaf communities, sociolinguistic researchers face special challenges through the different phases of the sociolinguistic projects: recruitment, data collection, and data presentation. This chapter discusses only recruitment and data collection. It addresses the special challenges, and provides a description of data collection methods that are used in the sociolinguistic studies of deaf and hard of hearing people whose primary means of communication are sign languages in their respective communities. In the sociolinguistic literature, a certain set of geographical and social characteristics have been identified as factors of language variation; the factors are typical in variation studies, but they could apply in other areas of sociolinguistics that deal with the use of language in targeted communities. There are two aspects of language ability displayed by language users in general: linguistic competence and linguistic performance.

En E. Orfanidou, B. Woll, & G. Morgan (Eds.), Research Methods in Sign Language Studies: A Practical Guide, 193-205.