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Researching English Language

Welcome to the website which accompanies the book Researching English Language. This book has been written for students of English Language, Linguistics or Applied Linguistics who are undertaking research projects as a component of a course of study – at A Level, undergraduate or early postgraduate level. Structured to explain each stage in the sequence of carrying out a research project, the book sets out what is expected of students and where these expectations come from. It illustrates the research process with reference to a wide range of English language topics, from variation in accents to news discourse, from forensic linguistics to child language development. The book encourages students to reflect on the rationale behind their decisions about how to do their research in English language. It includes numerous examples, drawn from undergraduate researchers and experienced scholars, and an extensive range of activities and points for discussion.