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Surviving Linguistics: A Guide for Graduate Students
Second Edition

Monica Macaulay
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Front cover image   xiv + 159 pages
publication date: January 2011

ISBN 978-1-57473-029-6 paperback, $24.95
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ISBN 978-1-57473-129-3 library binding, $64.95

 


Contents

Preface

    What Counts as Linguistics?
    Who This Book Is For
    Always Ask for Advice
    Second Edition
    Acknowledgments

1. Graduate School: Before, During, and After

    Before Graduate School
    Resources
    Imposter Syndrome
    Funding
    Job Prospects Post-Degree

2. The Field of Linguistics

    Types of Writing That Linguists Do
    Collaborative Research
    Prescriptivism and the Linguist
    Learning about the Field

3. Writing Basics

    Finding a Topic
    Background Research
    Library Resources
    The Scientific Method
    Making an Argument
    Respect
    Plagiarism
    Human Subjects and Informed Consent

4. Mechanics: How to Write Like a Linguist

    Structuring a Paper
    Writing up a Quantitative Study
    Using Examples, Presenting Data
    Citations and References
    Footnotes
    Details Matter
    Danger: Excessive Terminology and Thesaurus Style
    My Personal Top Ten Least Favorite Writing Habits

5. The Process of Writing

    A Place to Work
    Structure
    Getting Started
    Perfectionism
    Writer's Block
    Draft Groups and Writing Buddies
    Interpreting Comments and Taking Criticism

6. Conferences

    Finding an Appropriate Conference
    Writing and Submitting an Abstract
    Creating a Handout
    Delivering a Paper
    Poster Sessions
    Funding Your Trip
    Hosting a Conference

7. Funding and Publishing Your Research

    Grant Proposals
    Working Papers and Conference Proceedings
    Publishing an Article in a Journal
    Book Reviews

8. The Dissertation

    The Dissertation Proposal
    ABD Status
    Getting Your Dissertation Written
    Defending Your Dissertation

9. The Job Hunt

    The Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    Applying for Academic Jobs

Afterword

References

Index


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