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Understanding language choices : a guide to sociolinguistic assessment, Ken Decker, John Grummitt

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Understanding language choices : a guide to sociolinguistic assessment
Title
Understanding language choices
Title remainder
a guide to sociolinguistic assessment
Statement of responsibility
Ken Decker, John Grummitt
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Language
eng
Summary
"Understanding Language Choices is an introductory textbook for anyone studying the motivations behind language use choices. It provides an introduction into the numerous factors, both internal and external, influencing such choices in a speech community: language attitudes, language learning, identity, the mobility of the community, and much more. The book also provides a foundation for the study of linguistic variation within a speech community, as well as an introduction to methods of data collection when studying the outcomes of language use choices. An important aspect of this book is its emphasis on a participatory approach to language choice research that empowers the speech community. The final chapter discusses lifestyle concerns that researchers may encounter when conducting field studies in developing nations. Written with the beginner in mind, this textbook includes numerous examples and case studies from around the world to illustrate the realities of sociolinguistic field research. A companion website keeps users of the book up to date with descriptions of the most current research methodologies."--Publisher's website
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Decker, Ken
Dewey number
306.44072
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P40
LC item number
.D43 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Grummitt, John
  • SIL International
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  • Sociolinguistics
  • Language and culture
  • Sociolinguistics
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Understanding language choices : a guide to sociolinguistic assessment, Ken Decker, John Grummitt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Introduction. Some Distinctions ; Assessment's Contribution to Language Development ; Book Organization ; Further Reading. -- Restricted Language Choice. Introduction ; Social Factors at the Restricted Level ; Typical Research Questions at the Restricted Level ; Typical Restricted-Level Research Tools ; Further Reading. -- Negotiated Language Choice. Introduction ; Social Factors and Language at the Negotiated Level ; Typical Research Questions at the Negotiated Level ; Typical Negotiated Level Research Tools ; Further Reading. -- Free Language Choice. Introduction ; Social Factors and Language at the Free Level ; Typical Research Questions at the Free Level ; Typical Free Level Research Tools ; Further Reading. -- Assessment Research. Ethical Considerations ; Elements of Research Methodology ; The Secondary Research Stage ; The Primary Research Stage ; Participatory Process ; Academic Writing ; Technical Notes ; Further Reading. -- Making it Happen. Human Resources ; Other Resources ; Stress Factors ; Further Reading
Control code
805654585
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 265 pages
Isbn
9781556713316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Understanding language choices : a guide to sociolinguistic assessment, Ken Decker, John Grummitt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Some Distinctions ; Assessment's Contribution to Language Development ; Book Organization ; Further Reading. -- Restricted Language Choice. Introduction ; Social Factors at the Restricted Level ; Typical Research Questions at the Restricted Level ; Typical Restricted-Level Research Tools ; Further Reading. -- Negotiated Language Choice. Introduction ; Social Factors and Language at the Negotiated Level ; Typical Research Questions at the Negotiated Level ; Typical Negotiated Level Research Tools ; Further Reading. -- Free Language Choice. Introduction ; Social Factors and Language at the Free Level ; Typical Research Questions at the Free Level ; Typical Free Level Research Tools ; Further Reading. -- Assessment Research. Ethical Considerations ; Elements of Research Methodology ; The Secondary Research Stage ; The Primary Research Stage ; Participatory Process ; Academic Writing ; Technical Notes ; Further Reading. -- Making it Happen. Human Resources ; Other Resources ; Stress Factors ; Further Reading
Control code
805654585
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xi, 265 pages
Isbn
9781556713316
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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