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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

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Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

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Query Subject:   Inquiry about Sociolinguistics
Author:   Sara Saber
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s):  Arabic, Standard

Query:   Hi,

I am preparing for my master's degree in linguistics, and I would like to have sociolinguistics as my field of research. I am a little confused about a topic to choose. I am currently reading references about sociolinguistics to explore more about the field, in particular the Routledge Companion to Sociolinguistics. I want to apply it to both the Arabic and English language (p.s. I have access to speakers of both languages). I just want to be on the right track because my supervisor does not want to supervise on my thesis unless I come up with a topic. I am still new to this and I would like to be directed to resources regarding how to start, how to search, how to choose a topic, particular research methods, etc. Are there any suggestions about choosing a topic that I can explore more about?

I can be reached at

Thanks in advance,
LL Issue: 24.2947
Date posted: 19-Jul-2013


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