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The total Phonic Handbook\nAn crucial reference for lecturers chargeable for analyzing and language improvement of scholars in grades K-6. contains tools for constructing grapho-phonic realizing at six studying degrees, large notice lists utilizing comm
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As it was, the limited, focused ethnographic aims of this work diminished the effects of my own ethnic background — at no point was I enquiring directly as to how people felt about ethnic division, or how sectarian they were (such questions would, in any case, have been threatening in this social context). Rather, I stuck to asking things like how they spent their leisure time, where, what they did for a living, and the like. , inevitably intrude, I knew I did FIELDWORK AND METHODS 15 not in fact have to enquire about such things directly — I could rely on the social situation itself to prompt mention of such topics.
As it became clear during fieldwork that teenagers and adults born up to 1940 were going to be over-represented, I tried at first to ensure better 20 ETHNICITY AND LANGUAGE CHANGE coverage of other groups, monitoring numbers of adult informants born in each decade of this century. Previous versions of parts of this study (McCafferty 1996c, 1998a) operate with three age-groups (teenagers, adults born 1921–30, and adults born 1931–40). The two adult cohorts in these versions all fulfill the condition of having a minimum of 2 informants in each cell defined by ethnicity x sex x class.
The program also computes an overall tendency statistic, which is the likelihood of rule application in the data as a whole (without regard to the factors specified), and supplies measures of significance. Data extraction . . . for quantitative analysis . . The linguistic data for quantitative analysis was extracted by focusing exclusively on the variable features selected. These were chosen because there was reason to believe — on the basis of existing studies of NIE, or my own observations — that the features might be subject to change in LDE.