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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




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

1. Graduate School: Before, During, and After

    Before Graduate School
    Imposter Syndrome
    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
    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
    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
    Getting Started
    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




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