Lexicography on the inside: doing time in every New Zealand prison

Looser, Diana (2004) Lexicography on the inside: doing time in every New Zealand prison. International Journal of Lexicography, 17 1: 69-87. doi:10.1093/ijl/17.1.69


Author Looser, Diana
Title Lexicography on the inside: doing time in every New Zealand prison
Journal name International Journal of Lexicography   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0950-3846
Publication date 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/ijl/17.1.69
Volume 17
Issue 1
Start page 69
End page 87
Total pages 19
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Abstract Since the compilation of the first dictionaries in English, lexicographers have been interested in chronicling the language of the criminal underworld. Over time, many methods of data-collection have been employed. One recent method is the sociolinguistic interview. In this study, the sociolinguistic interview was used to collect lexical information from inmates in all New Zealand prisons. The challenges of interviewing in prison are discussed, together with the ways the interviews were formulated to overcome these challenges and produce a large amount of reliable data.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Communication and Arts Publications
 
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