Language and Borders: Rethinking Mobility, Migration and Space

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


The decision to use the draw-a-map task as the pivotal method to obtain the perceptual location and assessment of the dialect areas of Bristol, if any are proven, was based on Preston’s (1999) and Niedzielski & Preston’s (2000) approach to attitudinal fieldwork. According to these scholars, getting people to draw maps is arguably one of the best ways to find out opinions, prejudices and beliefs about specific areas, particularly about local speech (Niedzielski & Preston, 2000: 46). Therefore, this presentation aims to discuss the empirical foundations and the elaboration process of the map used in the pilot study, as well as the practical implementation of the mapping activity.
Period26 Mar 2018
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational