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Labov’s sociolinguistic interview

Wordlists (minimal pairs)
Reading passage
Interview
Talk with friends

2

Limitations of SI

- speakers may have more that one vernacular style
- speakers may be more formal in an interview setting

3

Vernacular

Style in which minimum attention is paid to speech

4

The Observer’s Paradox

Want to observe the speech that people use when they aren’t being observed

5

Advantage of questionnaires/self report

Cheshire & Edwards (1991) Survey of British Dialect Grammar
Self report useful in eliciting attitudes

6

Milroy & Gordon (2003) benefits of participant observation

- lots of high quality data
- more ways of explaining finishings by looking beyond macro-social categories

7

Limitations of ethnography

- time consuming
- inefficient
- limited generalisability