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Projects in linguistics and language studies : a practical guide to researching language

Author: Alison Wray; Aileen Bloomer
Publisher: London : Hodder Education, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 3rd ed.View all editions and formats
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Projects in Linguistics and Language Studies, Third Edition, is your essential guide when embarking on a research project in linguistics or English language. This third edition is clearly divided into the subject areas that most appeal to you as a student: psycholinguistics; first- and second-language acquisition; structure and meaning; sociolinguistics; language and gender; accents and dialects; and the history of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Wray, Alison.
Projects in linguistics and language studies.
London : Hodder Education, 2012
(OCoLC)761380973
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alison Wray; Aileen Bloomer
ISBN: 9781444145373 1444145371
OCLC Number: 796815906
Notes: Previous edition: published as Projects in linguistics. 2006.
Description: 1 online resource (x, 315 pages)
Contents: Introduction: starting on the right foot --
Psycholinguistics --
First-language acquisition and development --
Second-language acquisition --
Structure and meaning --
Style in spoken and written texts --
Sociolinguistics --
Language and gender --
Accents and dialects of English --
History of English --
Computer-mediated communication --
Audio- and video-recorded data --
Experiments --
Questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups --
Observation and case studies --
Ethical considerations in research projects --
Transcribing speech phonetically and phonemically --
Transcribing speech orthographically --
Using computers to study texts --
Statistics and your project --
How to reference --
Plagiarism and how to avoid it --
Handy hints on writing good academic English --
Hints on giving a good oral presentation.
Responsibility: Alison Wray and Aileen Bloomer.

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