Write an outline of a potential study you would wish to carry out. First, think of a topic or question you may have related to language in society. Then, think through how you would design a study to investigate that topic or question. There is no minimum word requirement (I would not expect your outline to be longer than 1-1.5 pages) for this assignment but your outline should be fully developed and include:
The topic/purpose of the study
1-3 research questions
What method you would use to investigate or better understand the phenomena under investigation (E.g. Politeness Theory, conversation analysis, CDA, sociolinguistic interviews, variationist statistical analysis, etc.)
What possible practical implications would you expect from your planned study?