Drafting your Specific Research Proposal

Writing Research Proposals in Applied Linguistics - A. Mehdi Riazi

Jean Brick [+-]
Macquarie University
Jean Brick has taught Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University for 18 years. Her areas of interest include academic communication, intercultural communication and the language of science. Her research interests focus on academic communication, most recently on the use of metaphor in academic discourse. She has undertaken consultancies on academic literacy and second language teaching and learning funded by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and AusAid in Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Kiribati, China and Indonesia. Her publications include Brick, J., Herke, M. & Wong D., Academic Culture: A student’s guide to studying at university (3rd ed), Macmillan, Melbourne (2016) and Brick, J., China, A handbook in inter-cultural communication (2nd ed) NCELTR, Sydney (2004)


• Identifying the audience. Who will read the proposal? Who is it for? • Distinguishing writing proposals for experts and writing for lay audiences. The importance of knowing your audience • Following the rules for the submission: the importance of modelling drafts • Write it right: practising the appropriate style in writing proposals • Identifying and collating references and making them serve your research purposes(s) • The importance of revising and editing your proposal Reflective Tasks

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Brick, Jean. Drafting your Specific Research Proposal. Writing Research Proposals in Applied Linguistics. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Nov 2023. ISBN 9781781796320. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=33183. Date accessed: 27 Nov 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33183. Nov 2023

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