Gordon Materials

Workshop on Sociolinguistic Data Collection & Analysis

Northwestern University, April 4-5, 2008

Matthew J. Gordon, University of Missouri

Suggested Readings:

Watt, Dominic. 2007. Variation and the variable. In Llamas, C., L. Mullany, and P. Stockwell (eds) The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics, London/New York: Routledge, pp. 3-11. [PDF]

Milroy, James, and Lesley Milroy. 1997. Varieties and variation. In Coulmas, F. (ed.) The Handbook of Sociolinguistics, Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 47-64. [PDF]

Wolfram, Walt, and Natalie Schilling-Estes. 2006. American English: Dialects and Variation, 2nd ed. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 172-187. [PDF]

Milroy, Lesley, and Matthew Gordon. 2003. Sociolinguistics: Method and Interpretation. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 49-87. [PDF]

Gordon, Matthew J. 2007. Techniques of analysis I: Phonological variation. In Llamas, C., L. Mullany, and P. Stockwell (eds) The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics, London/New York: Routledge, pp. 19-27. [PDF]

Smith, Jennifer. 2007. Techniques of analysis II: Morphosyntactic variation. In Llamas, C., L. Mullany, and P. Stockwell (eds) The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics, London/New York: Routledge, pp. 28-40. [PDF]

Garner, Mark. 2007. Techniques of analysis III: Discourse. In Llamas, C., L. Mullany, and P. Stockwell (eds) The Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics, London/New York: Routledge, pp. 41-47. [PDF]

Bucholtz, Mary. 2000. The politics of transcription. Journal of Pragmatics 32: 1439-1465. [PDF]

Pre-Workshop Projects:

  • A Writtten Questionnaire [PDF]
  • A Sociolinguistic Interview [PDF]

Please feel free to contact me (gordonmj@missouri.edu) if you have any questions or comments. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in April.