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    Right, I know there's approximately 1000000 threads about this coursework and ideas for it but i really am stuck. We're just starting our coursework now (we did the exam for the other part of the course today) and I need a question, I have or had many ideas but I'm not sure if any of them are good enough, if I would have enough to say or what to particularly focus on.

    At first I thought I might look at a specific publication and how language has changed over time, I was going to get old issues of NME or i-D magazine and compare them to more current and examine differences in language etc.

    My next idea was to investigate how language used on social networking sites like facebook is used to establish an personal identity/something about the importance of sociolects and idiolect within the context of social networking sites.

    Another idea was to investigate how the growth of estuary English in the media has effected other dialects/replaced a more standardised form of English in the media.

    Then I thought maybe doing something about how language is used in certain fashion and music magazines to gain covert prestige (NME, Vice magazine etc) where swearing and colloquialisms are used regularly.

    If you've read through all that I'm very grateful and any ideas would be much appreciated, if you think any of my ideas are good, how I could develop them etc

    thankss yo x
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