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Writing an Applied Linguistics Thesis or Dissertation

A Guide to Presenting Empirical Research

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This invaluable guide introduces first-time thesis writers to the process of writing up empirical research. To help students understand what content and structure are appropriate for the different parts of a thesis, John...

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This invaluable guide introduces first-time thesis writers to the process of writing up empirical research. To help students understand what content and structure are appropriate for the different parts of a thesis, John Bitchener presents a range of options, richly illustrated with analyses of and commentary on sections from a real Masters thesis in Applied Linguistics. Chapters contain answers to commonly asked questions and ample opportunity for students to develop their skills through interactive exercises.

This step-by-step handbook can be used as a core text in seminars and workshops or as a reference point for independent learners.

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  • Provides guidelines on the type of content typically presented in each section of an empirical thesis, from the abstract to the conclusion, as well as key linguistic and presentation features
  • Explores options for organizing and structuring this material to ensure it is rhetorically and persuasively effective
  • Features analysed examples with follow-up commentary on how each of these aspects have been considered by one successful thesis writer
  • Includes useful answers to FAQs, further reading suggestions and additional activities for students to apply what they have learned
  • Written for both native and second language speakers of English

Background
Abstract
Introduction
Literature Review
Methodology
Results
Discussion of Results
Conclusion
Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix.

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JOHN BITCHENER is Professor of Applied Linguistics at AUT University, Auckland. He is President of the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand and Co-Editor of New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics.  A recent recipient of a Fulbright Grant to the USA, his research interests include issues in academic genre and the efficacy of written corrective feedback for second language acquisition.

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JOHN BITCHENER is Professor of Applied Linguistics at AUT University, Auckland. He is President of the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand and Co-Editor of New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics.  A recent recipient of a Fulbright Grant to the USA, his research interests include issues in academic genre and the efficacy of written corrective feedback for second language acquisition.

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