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Title: Projects in Linguistics
Subtitle: A Practical Guide to researching language
Written By: Alison Wray
Aileen Bloomer
URL: http://www.hoddereducation.co.uk/Title/0340905786/Projects_in_Linguistics.htm
Description:

Projects in Linguistics is a unique and essential guide to anyone doing a
research project in language and linguistics. It has been updated to
include a new section on how to avoid plagiarism using the internet. This
book presents overviews of the main areas of inquiry typically targeted by
students and offers practical help in identifying a topic, finding
background reading, planning and designing a study, collecting and
analysing data, and writing a convincing account. With over 300 practical
ideas that can be used directly or adapted to suit different contexts and
interests, this textbook will be an invaluable resource to undergraduates,
pre-university and postgraduate students.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Hodder Education
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): None
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0340905786
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Pages: 320
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