Methods for characterizing participants' nonmainstream dialect use in child language research.

@article{Oetting2002MethodsFC,
  title={Methods for characterizing participants' nonmainstream dialect use in child language research.},
  author={Janna B Oetting and Janet L. McDonald},
  journal={Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR},
  year={2002},
  volume={45 3},
  pages={505-18}
}
Three different approaches to the characterization of research participants' nonmainstream dialect use can be found in the literature. They include listener judgment ratings, type-based counts of nonmainstream pattern use, and token-based counts. In this paper, we examined these three approaches, as well as shortcuts to these methods, using language samples from 93 children previously described in J. Oetting and J. McDonald (2001). Nonmainstream dialects represented in the samples included… CONTINUE READING

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