代表属性: 发音人的选择和语料有效性 [Parameters of representativeness: Subject selection and data integrity]
As an empirical study, linguistic investigations rely heavily on the selection of suitable subject speakers as representatives of a language community, which in turn underline the necessity of determining representativeness. Through explicit description of the parameters that define a target population, this paper argues that (i) representativeness can be most straightforwardly captured using the same parametric description; and (ii) the degree of representativeness of the subject increases with the degree of satisfaction of the parameters. On this footing, this paper exemplifies the fundamental quality of the parameters of representativeness across different linguistic research topics, purposes and even methodologies. Evidently, the clarification on what counts as representative through the use of parametric description is a founding stone to ensuring reliability of language data in the establishment of any linguistic theorizing.
Keywords: subject speakers, parameter, representativeness, language data reliability
Published online: 16 June 2016
梁源 [Liang, Yuan] & 胡建慧 [Hu, Jianhui] (2015) Duochongyutixiade muyu fangyan buwanquan xide yu yuyin bianyi: yi shenzhenweili 多重语体下的母语方言不完全习得与语音变异——以深圳为例 [Underacquisition and Variation of native dialects in multiglossic environment: the Shenzhen Case]. Zhongguo yuyan yanjiu yu jiaoxue xueshu yantaohui 中国语言研究与教学学术研讨会 [Symposium of Chinese Language Study and Pedagogy]. The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Septermber 2015.
McCawley, James D.
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