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Hiya ! I study English language and linguistics.
For my third year dissertation I have a few options and I don’t know which to choose based on how much research is out there. Could do with some opinions, thanks x
Language of criminals (in interviews etc coupled with body language)
Language in the workplace (distinction between gender language)
Language of children (how children’s language evolves over a young age category)
Language of medicine (whether specialist language is useful or if it should be put into laments terms)
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Have you run a Google Scholar search using key words, to see how active the field is and the kinds of research questions utilised?
What raw data/ evidence will you be aiming to generate as part of your research? Interviewing criminals and children has major ethical implications. Would you want to enter a workplace? Think about the practicalities - how "do-able" they are.

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