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Title: Some problems in the computation of sociolinguistic data
Author: Jones, Valerie M.
ISNI:       0000 0001 3592 9782
Awarding Body: Newcastle University
Current Institution: University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Date of Award: 1978
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The research described in this thesis is concerned with some of the problems encountered in the processing of sociolinguistic data. Different methodologies are seen as different sets of strategies for coping with the problems which arise from investigations of sociolinguistic variability within any speech community. One early approach to the analysis of sociolinguistic variation (that of Labov: 1963, 1966) is discussed, and some of the difficulties raised by this approach are indicated. One investigation of sociolinguistic variability in a British urban setting (Trudgill: 1974) is also described (Trudgill' s study is based on Labov's (J 966) general methodology). FN The Tyneside Linguistic Survey (T.L.S.) is offered as an alternative approach, which overcomes some of the problems inherent in Labov's methods.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Department of Education and Science, Newcastle University
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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