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Sun Oct 17 2010

Books: General Linguistics: Litosseliti

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        1.     Jennifer Tighe , Research Methods in Linguistics: Litosseliti

Message 1: Research Methods in Linguistics: Litosseliti
Date: 06-Oct-2010
From: Jennifer Tighe <>
Subject: Research Methods in Linguistics: Litosseliti
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Title: Research Methods in Linguistics Series Title: Research Methods in Linguistics Published: 2010 Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

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Author: Lia Litosseliti Electronic: ISBN: 9780826444394 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780826489920 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 65.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780826489937 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 19.99

Please note: This is a new version of a previously announced book.

Research Methods in Linguistics guides the reader through the key issues,principles, and contributions of core methods in linguistic research. It isan essential resource for researchers and research students looking forclear introductions to key concepts, accessible discussions of theory andpractice through illustrative examples, and critical engagement withcurrent debates.

Topics include: developing research questions; combining methods;quantitative research designs (including questionnaires, chi-square testsand t-tests); corpus analysis; qualitative research methods (discourseanalytic approaches, linguistic ethnography, interviews & focus groups,multimodal analysis, and narrative analysis).

With each chapter offering an overview of key issues, many examples fromrecent linguistic research, and suggestions for further reading, this bookwill be an invaluable resource for anyone working with linguistic data.

"This is the ideal book for any research methods course in the area ofsociolinguistics and discourse analysis. The coverage is extremelycomprehensive - from how to write your research questions to how tocollect, analyse and interpret your data - written in a very accessiblestyle by well-established young scholars whose enthusiasm for their topicsis infectious. With its captivating examples, and practical advice(including how to use basic statistical tests), it will prove a boon bothto students and experienced researchers."- Janet Holmes, Professor of Linguistics, Victoria University ofWellington, New Zealand

"With its comprehensive coverage, this refreshing book provides a usefulguide for doing research alongside thoughtful discussion of key researchissues. As well as traditional qualitative and quantitative approaches,chapters cover corpus research, various forms of discourse analysis,narrative analysis, multimodal analysis, linguistic ethnography and muchmore. It will be essential reading for both beginning students andexperienced researchers."- David Barton, Professor of Language and Literacy, Lancaster University, UK

"An impressive collection that brings together a wide range of methods andanalytical approaches in the study of language use. Chapters cover "thebasics", including extensive illustration, while also exploring problems,controversies and debates within the field. A valuable resource forresearch students in linguistics."- Joan Swann, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Language andCommunications, Open University, UK

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics                             Text/Corpus Linguistics
Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:

-------------------------- Major Supporters --------------------------


Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cambridge University Press

Cascadilla Press

Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

De Gruyter Mouton

Edinburgh University Press

Elsevier Ltd

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Equinox Publishing Ltd

European Language Resources Association - ELRA

Georgetown University Press

John Benjamins

Lincom GmbH

MIT Press

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Multilingual Matters

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

Oxford University Press

Palgrave Macmillan

Peter Lang AG


Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


University of Toronto Press


---------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ----------------------

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass

International Pragmatics Assoc.

Langues et Linguistique

Linguistic Association of Finland

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke - LOT

Pacific Linguistics

SIL International

St. Jerome Publishing Ltd

Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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