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Research Methods in Linguistics by Lia (City University of London, UK) Litosseliti


Research Methods in Linguistics by Lia (City University of London, UK) Litosseliti

Research Methods in Linguistics guides the reader through the key issues, principles, and contributions of core methods in linguistic research. It is an essential resource for researchers and research students looking for clear introductions to key concepts, accessible discussions of theory and practice through illustrative examples, and critical engagement with current debates. Topics include: developing research questions; combining methods; quantitative research designs (including questionnaires, chi-square tests and t-tests); corpus analysis; qualitative research methods (discourse analytic approaches, linguistic ethnography, interviews focus groups, multimodal analysis, and narrative analysis). With each chapter offering an overview of key issues, many examples from recent linguistic research, and suggestions for further reading, this book will be an invaluable resource for anyone working with linguistic data.


'Offers practical and theoretical advice and covers formal, computational, quantitative and qualitative research methods in detail.'--Times Higher Education Supplement With its comprehensive coverage, this refreshing book provides a useful guide for doing research alongside thoughtful discussion of key research issues. As well as traditional qualitative and quantitative approaches, chapters cover corpus research, various forms of discourse analysis, narrative analysis, multimodal analysis, linguistic ethnography and much more. It will be essential reading for both beginning students and experienced researchers. - David Barton, Professor of Language and Literacy, Lancaster University, UK ... very well presented and the topics chosen are very relevant... Examples are provided in great detail and problems are worked out with detailed explanations, which go a long way in making many of the discussions quite lively and informative... The book is definitely going to be a useful tool to many researchers.--Sanford Lakoff This is the ideal book for any research methods course in the area of sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. The coverage is extremely comprehensive - from how to write your research questions to how to collect, analyse and interpret your data - written in a very accessible style by well-established young scholars whose enthusiasm for their topics is infectious. With its captivating examples, and practical advice (including how to use basic statistical tests), it will prove a boon both to students and experienced researchers. - Janet Holmes, Professor of Linguistics, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand An impressive collection that brings together a wide range of methods and analytical approaches in the study of language use. Chapters cover the basics, including extensive illustration, while also exploring problems, controversies and debates within the field. A valuable resource for research students in linguistics. - Joan Swann, Senior Lecturer and Director of the Centre for Language and Communications, Open University, UK'

About the Author

Dr Lia Litosseliti is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at City University, London, UK.

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Publication date

8th December 2009


Lia (City University of London, UK) Litosseliti

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Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC


240 pages





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