Native Languages of the Southwest at UT Arlington
From the 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop; the Alabama group, with UT Arlington Linguistics &Student Lori McLain Pierce

Department of Linguistics & TESOL | The University of Texas at Arlington

CoLang 2014: Institute on Collaborative Language Research



Sociolinguistic Documentation


Monday, June 23 10:45 am -12:45 pm

Workshop: Sociolinguistic Documentation

This workshop will provide an overview of the methods used by sociolinguists – specifically those used in studies of variation and change – to collect data. Topics covered will include study design, sociolinguistic field methods, fieldwork ethics, transcription and coding practices, and types of data analysis. Using data from a longitudinal panel study of African American Vernacular English (AAVE) we will cover some of the principal issues that are discussed in sociolinguistic fieldwork such as (1) interviewer effects (including the “observer’s paradox”), (2) interview types, and (3) how field methods affect data.


Patricia Cukor-Avila - Click here to view her biography.