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Emic and Etic in Qualitative Research

  1. Numa Markee

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0366

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Markee, N. 2012. Emic and Etic in Qualitative Research. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

The origins of the emic/etic distinction in linguistics are to be found in Pike (1967), who distinguished between phonemic and phonetic accounts of the sounds of language.

Keywords:

  • culture;
  • discourse analysis;
  • research methods in applied linguistics;
  • emic;
  • etic;
  • qualitative;
  • qualitative research methods