Learning how to conduct investigations into language through corpus studies, questionnaires and literature reviews was not only interesting but an important grounding for further study. Over year one the importance of communication within a group was also highlighted, which I believe will prove useful for the upcoming second-year projects.
Over year one I believe my analytical skills developed, as well as my understanding of the tools and methods available for an investigation. The benefits of working in a group and collating research also became clear, as it opens up many potential areas of research. However, one area that needs improvement is my use and formation of questionnaires.