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Module Reading List

Linguistics Dissertation, 2021/22, Semester 1, 2
Dr Clare Wright
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

This is a suggested set of recommended research methods readings. You are likely also to need other more specialised sources depending on your research approach, e.g. via your specific module reading lists and library guidance session in this module.

Bell, P. & Staines, P.J. 2001. Evaluating, doing and writing research in psychology : a step-by-step guide for students. London: Sage. ONLINE

Bodo, W. Statistics for linguists : an introduction using R. New York: Routledge.     

Cameron, D. 2012. Working with spoken discourse. London: Sage. ONLINE

Coulmas, F. 1997. The Handbook of Sociolinguistics. Oxford: Blackwell.  (not currently available online)    

Dornyei, Z. 2007. Research methods in applied linguistics : quantitative qualitative, and mixed methodologies. Oxford: OUP (not available online)

Drager, K. (2018). Experimental research methods in sociolinguistics. Bloomsbury. Chapters 1.1. What is an experiment and 1.4 Production experiments (see digital reading extracts in Learning Resources)

Field, A. & Hole, G. 2003. How to design and report experiments. London: Sage.  (not available online)

Girden, E. R. & Kabacoff, R. 2011. Evaluating research articles from start to finish. 3rd edition  (not currently avilable online)    

Greetham, B. 2014. How to write your undergraduate dissertation. 2nd ed. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan. ONLINE

Harris, P. 2002. Designing and reporting experiments in psychology. 2nd ed. Milton Keynes: Open University Press. ONLINE

Heigham, J. & Croker, R. eds. 2009. Qualitative research in applied linguistics: a practical introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ONLINE

Holmes, J. & Hazen, K. eds. 2014. Research methods in sociolinguistics: A practical guide. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons. ONLINE

Larson-Hall. J. 2016. A guide to doing statistcs in second language research using SPSS and R. London: Routledge. ONLINE

Litosseliti, L. (ed.) 2010. Research methods in linguistics. London: Continuum.  ONLINE

Podesva, R. J. & Sharma, D. eds. 2013. Research methods in linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  (not available online)

Rasinger, S. 2008. Quantitative research in linguistics: an introduction. London: Continuum. (not available online)

Sealey, A. 2010. Researching English language : a resource book for students. London: Routledge. (not available online)

Walliman, N. 2001. Your research project: a step-by-step guide for the first-time researcher. London: Sage. (not available online)

Walliman, N. 2006. Social Science Methods. London: Sage. ONLINE 

Wray, A, & Bloomer, A. 2012. Projects in linguistics and language studies : a practical guide to researching language. 3rd ed. London: Arnold. ONLINE

This list was last updated on 19/09/2021