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West Midlands EnglishBirmingham and the Black Country$
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Urszula Clark and Esther Asprey

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780748641697

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641697.001.0001

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Geography, Demography, Culture and Research Design

Geography, Demography, Culture and Research Design

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Geography, Demography, Culture and Research Design
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West Midlands English
Author(s):

Urszula Clark

Esther Asprey

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641697.003.0001

This chapter first discusses the geographical limits of the West Midlands, which is made up of the five counties of Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire. The boundaries of the West Midlands are the areas of Birmingham and the Black Country. The chapter describes the demographic make-up of the West Midlands across time followed by an introduction to the language, culture, and identity of Birmingham and Black Country. The final section considers issues relating to research design, and the different methodologies adopted in research design and data collection and analysis by three separate projects that inform the chapters of this book.

Keywords:   Birmingham, Black Country, language, culture, identity of Birmingham, research design

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