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A new methodology: Data elicitation for social and regional language variation studies


By: Carmen Llamas

This paper presents a new method of data elicitation for use in large-scale regional language variation studies, and for use in sociolinguistic studies of a given area. The methodology was devised and designed to fit the requirements of a national collaborative venture, the Survey of Regional English (SuRE). It was then expanded for use in a sociolinguistic study of Teesside English currently being undertaken by the author.

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