Projects in Linguistics and Language Studies

ISBN-10: 1444145363

ISBN-13: 9781444145366

Edition: 3rd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Alison Wray, Aileen Bloomer

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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 3/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Alison Wray is a Research Professor of Language and Communication at Cardiff University. Her research centres on the modelling of lexical storage and processing, particularly in relation to formulaic phrases, and it has been applied to language learning, evolution of language and language disability. Her two monographs Formulaic Language and the Lexicon (Cambridge University Press, 2002) and Formulaic Language: Pushing the Boundaries (Oxford University Press, 2008) are internationally acclaimed. She has a longstanding commitment to researcher training, including the developing of academic expertise.

Aileen Bloomer teaches at York St John College, UK. Previously she has worked in Sweden, Germany, Vietnam and China.Patrick Griffiths teaches at Beppu University, Japan. He has previously worked at the University of the South Pacific, York University, UK, and York St John College, UK.Andrew John Merrison teaches at York St John College, UK. Previously he has worked at the universities of Durham, Edinburgh, York and Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh.

Preface to the third edition
Acknowledgements
International Phonetic Alphabet
Introduction: starting on the right foot
Areas Of Study And Project Ideas
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
Techniques For Collecting Data
Audio- and video-recorded data
Experiments
Questionnaires, interviews, and focus groups
Observation and case studies
Ethical considerations in research projects
Tools For Data Analysis
Transcribing speech phonetically and phonemically
Transcribing speech orthographically
Using computers to study texts
Statistics and your project
Presenting Your Work
How to reference
Plagiarism and how to avoid it
Handy hints on writing good academic English
Hints on giving a good oral presentation
References
Index
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