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Title: Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics
Written By: Brian Paltridge
Aek Phakiti
URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=131516&SearchType=Basic
Description:

The essential guide to research methods for undergraduate and postgraduate
students in applied linguistics and language studies.

The Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics is
designed to be the essential one-volume resource for students. The book
includes:
* qualitative and quantitative methods
* research techniques and approaches
* ethical considerations
* sample studies
* a glossary of key terms
* resources for students
As well as covering a range of methodological issues it looks at numerous
areas in depth, including researching gender and language, language and
identity, pragmatics, vocabulary, and grammar. Comprehensive and
accessible, this will be the essential guide to research methods for
undergraduate and postgraduate students in applied linguistics and language
studies.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
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Pages: 384
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