Doing sociolinguistic research on computer-mediated data : a review of four methodological issues

Bolander, Brook and Locher, Miriam A.. (2014) Doing sociolinguistic research on computer-mediated data : a review of four methodological issues. Discourse, context & media, 3. pp. 14-26.

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This article focuses on four methodological issues which raise challenges for sociolinguists working with online data: 1) ethics; 2) multimodality; 3) mixed methodologies and the relationship between online and offline settings; and 4) web corpora and annotation. While there are currently numerous publications dealing with questions of ethics, data and methodology from within communication studies and social scientific research more generally, there are only a handful of publications which specifically focus on empirical linguistic research. In addition to delineating the diversity of computer-mediated data, in the course of the article we review each of these methodological issues in turn, thereby discussing key terminology and reviewing relevant literature.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften > Fachbereich Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft > English Linguistics (Locher)
UniBasel Contributors:Locher, Miriam A. and Bolander, Brook
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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Deposited On:04 Sep 2015 14:30

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