Sociolinguistic Research: Application and Impact

Sociolinguistic Research: Application and Impact

by Robert Lawson, Dave Sayers

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Shortlisted for the LSA Leonard Bloomfield Book Award 2017

Sociolinguistic Research: Application and Impact provides a unique overview of international research projects, showcasing their positive outcomes and offering critical insights and constructive critiques into the meaning of ‘impact’ in contemporary research. The book includes:

  • original findings from cutting-edge research from scholars such as Mary Bucholtz, Walt Wolfram and Peter Patrick;
  • coverage of organisational contexts including education, government, justice, heritage, and the workplace;
  • activities including after-school programmes, workplace training courses, social media campaigns, and video productions;
  • application of research to professional practice including teaching (primary school to university), adjudication, police interviewing, and governmental policymaking;
  • contributors’ personal reflections on the research process and its outcomes, including constructive critiques of institutional definitions of impact.

With chapters spanning research across five continents, Sociolinguistic Research: Application and Impact is essential reading for sociolinguistic researchers, students embarking on sociolinguistic research, and anyone interested in the practical application of research on language and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781317371106
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/14/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 262
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Robert Lawson is Senior Lecturer in the School of English at Birmingham City University, UK.

Dave Sayers is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Humanities at Sheffield Hallam University and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University, UK.

Table of Contents

Foreword John R. Rickford
Introduction  Robert Lawson and Dave Sayers
1. Where we're going, we don't need roads: The past, present and future of impact Robert Lawson and Dave Sayers
2. Beyond Empowerment: Accompaniment and Sociolinguistic Justice in a Youth Research Program Mary Bucholtz, Dolores Inés Casillas and Jin Sook Lee
3. When Children Challenge What’s "Obvious". Identities, Discourses, and Representations from the Perspective of Schoolchildren in Vancouver, Canada Catherine Levasseur
4. Sociolinguistics in the Museum: Enrichment, Engagement and Education Fiona Douglas
5. Public Sociolinguistic Education in the United States: A Proactive, Comprehensive Program Walt Wolfram
6. The Signed Language Interpreter’s Role in Team Meeting Discourse Jules Dickinson
7. Summing Up in Jury Trials as Interactive Discourse – One Plank in the New Zealand Judiciary’s Effort to Improve Communication with Juries Bronwen Innes
8. Developing a Linguistically Informed Approach to Police Interviewing Nicci MacLeod and Kate Haworth
9. Sociolinguistics in the Public Eye: Mass Media and Social Media in Sociolinguistics Robert Lawson
10. Exploring the Enigma of Welsh Language Policy (or, How to Pursue Impact on a Shoestring) Dave Sayers
11. ‘To Be Consulted, to Encourage and to Warn’: The Impact of Language-in-Education Research in the Developing World, and its Limits Hywel Coleman
12. The Impact of Sociolinguistics on Refugee Status Determination Peter Patrick

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