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    Hi! Im gunna try and keep this short. The upshot is I am struggling to pin down what sort of data I need for my language investigation into how a specific (wont name him lol) comedians lexical use has changed over time to influence his audience. More specifically I have transcripts etc but how do I keep it fair and scientific, maybe a questionnaire?? Also how do you write all that up in a methodology paragraph?? So many questions I know! I'm sort of at an initial mental block as once all the technical stuffs out the way I'm sure the analysis part will begin to flow.
    Thanks for the replys in advance.
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    (Original post by MilkyChiken)
    Hi! Im gunna try and keep this short. The upshot is I am struggling to pin down what sort of data I need for my language investigation into how a specific (wont name him lol) comedians lexical use has changed over time to influence his audience. More specifically I have transcripts etc but how do I keep it fair and scientific, maybe a questionnaire?? Also how do you write all that up in a methodology paragraph?? So many questions I know! I'm sort of at an initial mental block as once all the technical stuffs out the way I'm sure the analysis part will begin to flow.
    Thanks for the replys in advance.
    So you're investigating "how comedian's lexical use has changes over time to influence his audience?" this rather sounds like a declarative rather than an interrogative. It sounds like you've already decided this comedian purposely has changed his lexis to influence his audience to some kind of effect. Is the effect you're investigating or the cause??

    What are you analysing? His transcripts are probably not linguistically strong enough for your investigation. What would your questionnaire even prove?

    I think you have the whole concept wrong to be honest. You have no structure!
 
 
 
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