Projects in Linguistics: A Practical Guide to Researching Language

Projects in Linguistics: A Practical Guide to Researching Language

by Alison Wray, Christopher Butler, Aileen Bloomer, Kate Trott
     
 

A companion for students undertaking a piece of individual research for the first time. It introduces commonly used tools and techniques of research, offers advice on how to choose a research topic, how to collect data, how to analyze it and how to write up the results. See more details below

Overview

A companion for students undertaking a piece of individual research for the first time. It introduces commonly used tools and techniques of research, offers advice on how to choose a research topic, how to collect data, how to analyze it and how to write up the results.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780340700020
Publisher:
Hodder Arnold
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
A Hodder Arnold Publication Series
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : starting on the right foot1
2Psycholinguistics17
3First-language acquisition and development30
4Second-language acquisition45
5Structure and meaning60
6Style in spoken and written texts75
7Sociolinguistics92
8Language and gender102
9Accents and dialects of English113
10History of English126
11Audio- and video-recorded data139
12Experiments144
13Questionnaires, interviews and focus groups152
14Observation and case studies168
15Ethical considerations in research projects173
16Transcribing speech phonetically and phonemically179
17Transcribing speech orthographically185
18Using computers to study texts196
19Statistics and your project205
20How to reference221
21Plagiarism and how to avoid it237
22Hints on writing good academic English252

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