American Dialect Research

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the American Dialect Society, 1889–1989

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| Michigan State University
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Containing all new material and published for the American Dialect Society's centennial celebration (1889-1989), this volume bings together in one place, as no previously published work has, current approaches to the general problems of language distribution and variation. The several chapters offer accounts of how questions are formulated and how data are collected, stored, and intepreted in the various research traditions of dialectology and sociolinguistics, particularly as they have been carried out by researchers associated with the American Dialect Society. More specifically, this book takes trips to the scholar's laboratory. How is this work done? What pitfalls in fieldwork, processing, and interpretation have been encountered and how have they been overcome? What techniques have been used to get at the facts and underlying explanations of language variety? What does recent work suggest about the most rewarding areas and methods for future investigation?
[Not in series, 68]  1993.  xiv, 464 pp.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Dennis R. Preston
1
I. Area Studies
The historical and cultural interpretation of dialect
W. Nelson Francis
13
An approach to linguistic geography: The Linguistic Atlas of the Gulf States
Lee Pederson
31
Area Lexicon: the making of DARE
Frederic G. Cassidy
93
Some applications of mathematical and statistical models in dialect geography
Dennis Girard and Donald Larmouth
107
Sociolinguistic dialectology
J.K. Chambers
133
II. Community Studies
Adapting dialectology: the conduct of community language studies
John Baugh
167
Identifying and interpreting variables
Walt Wolfram
193
The quantitative analysis of linguistic variation
Gregory R. Guy
223
III. Group Studies
Variation theory and language contact: concepts, methods and data
Shana Poplack
251
A perspective on African-American English
Guy Bailey
287
Professional varieties: the case of language and law
William M. O'Barr
319
IV. Special Topics
Folk dialectology
Dennis R. Preston
333
The patterning of variation in performance
Charles L. Briggs
379
Appendix
Resources for research
Michael D. Línn
433
Index
451
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Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  93018385