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Weblinks and videos for Introducing Sociolingusitics and The Routledge Sociolinguistics Reader

INTRODUCTION: SOCIOLINGUISTICS METHODS FOR DATA COLLECTION AND INTERPRETATION

Web Links

American Anthropological Association Code of Ethics (1998)
Extremely helpful in outlining rights and responsibilities for all parties in longer-term research, or research where the researcher is a member in good standing of the community they are examining.
http://www.aaanet.org/committees/ethics/ethcode.htm

British Association for Applied Linguistics – Recommendations on Good Practice
A useful starting point for most sociolinguistic research.
https://baal.org.uk/resources/

British Psychological Society – Code of Conduct
Well-suited for experiments, including those testing not only linguistic skills but other aspects of cognition and perception.
https://www.bps.org.uk/news-and-policy/bps-code-ethics-and-conduct

The Linguistic Society of America Ethics Statement
Very useful as a basic, highly general, ethical framework for linguists of all sub-disciplines.
https://www.linguisticsociety.org/resource/ethics

Praat: Doing phonetics by computer
Program for speech analysis, synthesis and manipulation.
http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/

ELAN
Language archiving technology.
http://www.lat-mpi.eu/tools/elan/

Goldvarb X
A multivariate analysis application. Freeware accessible at:
http://individual.utoronto.ca/tagliamonte/Goldvarb/GV_index.htm

Videos

Variables and variants
Watch these two video clips and pay attention to how Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Brandon Flowers pronounce the words dancer and answer. Consider the first vowel in these words and try to apply the notions of variable and variant.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWkP-mt_bOk


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIZdjT1472Y