It is a big challenge for a young researcher, especially in the field of applied linguistics and English language teaching, to find a valuable and researchable topic. Extensive reading of literature sources is usually suggested by many researchers. However, it is impossible to read everything. It is necessary to focus on a specific topic. Here are a few possible topics for research. To read more, click HERE...
Research Ideas Whatever the difference between brilliant and average brains, we are all creative. And through practice and study we can enhance our skills and talents. - Jeff Hawkins
CRLS Research Guide How to get ideas? How to select information? How to focus on a research topic? Which method to choose? Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Research Guide gives useful ideas and guides through the whole process ofresearch.
Alan Kennington's Research Ideas Internet linguistics - how language changes when people post items to internet discussion groups; extraterrestrial linguistics - how to communicate with intergalactic intelligence; linguistic dynamics study - the dynamic behaviour of trendy words; how words and phrases are used as they move into different contexts. To learn more, click HERE...
Research Involving First Names There is some evidence showing that those whose names have more negative connotations, i.e. names that project undesirable impressions are more likely to be maladjusted. There is a need for a systematic research of this issue. Such research would require two samples of participants matched on age, gender, and socioeconomic level, but differing as follows: members of one sample would have names with positive and desirable connotations; members of the second sample would have names with undesirableconnotations.
Research Method for the Study of Intonation Research Method for the Study of Intonation is introduced by Shunsuke Nakata. There are three levels of analysis, linguistic, perceptual and acoustic. The author states that the research of speech sound can be made possible only within the limits of acoustical and perceptualexperiments.
Case Studies (Guide) This guide examines case studies - a form of qualitative descriptive research that is used to look at individuals, a small group of participants, or a group as a whole. Researchers collect data about participants using participant and direct observations, interviews, protocols, tests, examinations of records, and collections of writingsamples.
Create Online Surveys This is an all in one service that can be used by researchers who are not computer experts and need to conduct surveys by themselves. The service allows to design questionnaires with point and click ease. There are no downloads or installation requirements. Create yourfree account.
What are 'Universals?' How has the concept changed in the last century, and how does one go about identifying candidate universals, abstracting them from language data, separating them from culture-specificaccretions?
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