Using and creating oral history in dialect research

Braber, N. ORCID: 0000-0003-2611-1190 and Davies, D., 2016. Using and creating oral history in dialect research. Oral History, 44 (1), pp. 98-107. ISSN 0143-0955

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This article considers the use of recorded oral history and how existing collections can be used and supplemented in regional dialect research. We consider what was learned from one joint and two independent sociolinguistic projects carried out by the authors in the East Midlands region of England. The joint study used mainly archival oral history, while the others collected data in part from oral history interviews undertaken with local community groups. We explore the strengths and limitations of oral history collections within sociolinguistic research and discuss how some of the methodological challenges (including ethical issues in secondary use of archival data) were met in our own studies. We argue that closer collaboration between oral historians and sociolinguists, particularly in the sharing of data collection and analysis methods, would benefit both fields.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Oral History
Creators: Braber, N. and Davies, D.
Publisher: University of London
Date: 2016
Volume: 44
Number: 1
ISSN: 0143-0955
Divisions: Schools > School of Arts and Humanities
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 24 Oct 2016 15:45
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:07

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