This is a curated database of articles that is intended to help those new to linguistics (particularly students) find scholars and methods, which might inform their own work. The database includes both more quantitatively driven research, as well as research that is qualitative. The articles have been selected for their range of topics, as well as their relative approachability. (And if you have not read many research articles, you might check this out.) The database is by no means comprehensive. And I would encourage students to use any articles that they find compelling as a jumping off point to read more from those scholars, as well as whom they cite and who cites them (which is easily done in Google Scholar). If you have any suggestions, please let me know here.


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TitleYearAuthor/InstitutionJournalKey WordsLink
The 'I' in identity: Exploring writer identity in student academic writing through the first person pronoun 1999 Tang, Ramona, and Suganthi John English for Specific Purposes academic writing link
The BE06 Corpus of British English and recent language change 2009 Baker, Paul International Journal of Corpus Linguistics corpus linguistics, history link
The days of our lives: Language, gender and affluence on a daytime television drama 2012 Queen, Robin Gender & Language screen media, gender link
The linguistics of self-branding and micro-celebrity in Twitter: The role of hashtags 2012 Page, Ruth Discourse & Communication corpus linguistics, CMC link
The N word: its history and use in the African American community 2012 Rahman, Jacquelyn Journal of English Linguistics history, ethnicity link
The politicization of changing terms of self-reference among American slave descendants 1991 Baugh, John American Speech ethnicity link
The science of scientific writing 1990 Gopen, George D., and Judith A. Swan American Scientist academic writing link
The semiotic hitchhiker's guide to creaky voice: Circulation and gendered hardcore in a Chicana/o gang persona 2011 Mendoza‐Denton, Norma Journal of Linguistic Anthropology screen media, gender, ethnicity link
Too chatty: Learner academic writing and register variation 2008 Gilquin, Gaëtanelle, and Magali Paquot English Text Construction corpus linguistics, academic writing link
Transforming the label of ‘whore’: Teenage girls’ negotiation of local and global gender ideologies in Cyprus 2009 Skapoulli, Elena Pragmatics gender link