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Linguistics: Conducting Research

Conducting Research

Before you start your research, you will need to learn about the process of researching, and searching in a database.

On this page, you will find:

  • A tutorial video outlining the research process
  • A tutorial video showing how to conduct research in the Linguistics field

The Research Process

List of Linguistic Corpora

Linguistic Corpora: A collection of linguistic data, either written texts or a transcription of recorded speech, which can be used as a starting-point of linguistic description or as a means of verifying hypotheses about a language (corpus linguistics).  From A Dictionary of Linguistics and Phonetics, David Crystal (2003).

Anatomy of a Scholarly Article: Social Sciences

View the following PowerPoint tutorial to learn more about the structure of a scholarly article in the Social Sciences.

Social Sciences Database Tutorial

Social Sciences

Click the button above to be taken to a Guide on the Side tutorial that will teach you how to search in the SocINDEX database.