American Dialect Research
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the American Dialect Society, 1889–1989
Dennis R. Preston | Michigan State University
Paperback – Other edition available
ISBN 9789027221339 (Eur)
ISBN 9781556194894 (USA)
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.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
PrefaceDennis R. Preston | p. 1
I. Area Studies
The historical and cultural interpretation of dialectW. Nelson Francis | p. 13
An approach to linguistic geography: The Linguistic Atlas of the Gulf StatesLee Pederson | p. 31
Area Lexicon: the making of DAREFrederic G. Cassidy | p. 93
Some applications of mathematical and statistical models in dialect geographyDennis Girard and Donald Larmouth | p. 107
Sociolinguistic dialectologyJ.K. Chambers | p. 133
II. Community Studies
Adapting dialectology: the conduct of community language studiesJohn Baugh | p. 167
Identifying and interpreting variablesWalt Wolfram | p. 193
The quantitative analysis of linguistic variationGregory R. Guy | p. 223
III. Group Studies
Variation theory and language contact: concepts, methods and dataShana Poplack | p. 251
A perspective on African-American EnglishGuy Bailey | p. 287
Professional varieties: the case of language and lawWilliam M. O'Barr | p. 319
IV. Special Topics
Folk dialectologyDennis R. Preston | p. 333
The patterning of variation in performanceCharles L. Briggs | p. 379
Resources for researchMichael D. Línn | p. 433
Index | p. 451
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