Data Collection

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    This chapter provides theoretical background to the task of data collection by examining key issues including control over primary data, context, and contextual variation and the observer’s paradox. The concept of a data collection continuum is introduced and problem of context is discussed, in particular how the existence of different types of linguistic context and the interaction between contexts impacts on primary data. Likewise, the closely related issues of ‘observer effects’ and the question of what is ‘natural’ data are examined in some detail. Moreover, the chapter gives an overview of data collection techniques, and provides some practical advice on recording equipment and recording technique.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Corpus Phonology
    Editors Jacques Durand, Ulrike Gut, and Gjert Kristoffersen
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Print)9780199571932
    Publication statusPublished - 2014


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