Introductory research paper

1 Historical review: Some topics are better understood if a brief historical review of the topic is presented to lead into the discussion of the moment. Such topics might include "a biographical sketch of a war hero," "an upcoming execution of a convicted criminal," or "drugs and the younger generation." Obviously there are many, many more topics that could be introduced by reviewing the history of the topic before the writer gets down to the nitty gritty of his paper. It is important that the historical review be brief so that it does not take over the paper.

Subsequent funding came from an NSF ITR Grant 0324883 to CMU and Stanford for classroom video databases, an NSF grant for Supreme Court oral arguments, and an NSF grant to the PIttsburgh Science of Learning Center for SLA work. Current funding is from:

  • NICHD grant HD082736 to Brian MacWhinney for CHILDES,
  • NICHD grant HD051698 To Yvan Rose and Brian MacWhinney for PhonBank
  • NIDCD grant DC008524 to Brian MacWhinney for AphasiaBank
  • NSF SBE RIDIR Grants 1539129, 1539133, and 1539010 to Anne Warlaumont, Mark VanDam, and Brian MacWhinney for HomeBank
  • NIDCD Grant DC015494 to Brian MacWhinney and Nan Ratner for new FluencyBank data, and
  • NSF SBE Grant to Brian MacWhinney and Nan Ratner for FluencyBank archiving

    Introductory research paper

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