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Sun Mar 08 2009

Books: Applied Ling/Lang Acquisition: Alonso Alonso

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Message 1: Writing for Academic Purposes: Alonso Alonso
Date: 06-Mar-2009
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Writing for Academic Purposes: Alonso Alonso
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Title: Writing for Academic Purposes
Subtitle: A Handbook for Learners of English as a Second Language
Series Title: LINCOM Academic Reference Books 02
Published: 2009
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Author: María Rosa Alonso Alonso
Paperback: ISBN: 9783895864391 Pages: 110 Price: Europe EURO 44.50
Abstract:

Writing for Academic Purposes
A Handbook for Learners of English as a Second Language

María Rosa Alonso Alonso
Universidad de Vigo

This book has been written to fill in a gap in the literature: an exercise
book for academic purposes. Students of English as a Second Language,
researchers and teachers often have problems to write in an academic
context. For five years, the author has been collecting data from the
written production of students, researchers and teachers who studied
English as a Second Language in academic contexts. The most frequent
errors, common to all of them, were analysed. The data collected have been
the source to create this book. It contains theoretical explanations and
practical exercises covering the following topics: spelling and
punctuation, pronoun agreement, verbal agreement, sequence of tenses,
dangling modifiers, infinitives and -ing form, hedging and frequently
misused words. All the activities are based on real examples produced by
students in different fields when writing in English for academic purposes.

The material has been tested in the classroom to check it applicability.
The author offered the University of Vigo a training course in academic
writing in the scientific-technological field for students, researchers and
teachers. As the course was a success, five more courses were done. For two
years, the author tested the material, added issues that the students
demanded and included several appendices.

Contents

1 Punctuation
1.1 Full stop
1.2 Comma
1.3 Semicolon
1.4 Colon
1.5 Dash
1.6 Brackets

2 Spelling
2.1 Doubling of consonants
2.2 Adding a suffix to a word
2.3 Adding suffixes to words ending in -y
2.4 Making plurals

3 Pronoun agreement
3.1 Pronoun number
3.2 Pronoun gender
3.3 Ambiguity

4 Verbal agreement
4.1 Singular Subjects
4.2 Plural subject
4.3 Singular or plural subject

5 Dangling modifiers
5.1 Placement
5.2 Correcting dangling modifiers

6 Sequence of tenses
6.1 How are tenses divided in the different sections of a paper?
6.2 What is the sequence of tenses?
6.2.1 Perfect and progressive tenses

7 Infinitive and -ing form
7.1 Uses of the infinitive
7.2 Uses of -ing form
7.3 Verbs which can be used both with infinitive or -ing
7.4 Verbs which can be used with infinitive or -ing but there is a change
in meaning

8 Hedging
8.1 How can this be done?

9 Frequently misused words

E Key to the activities

E.1 Unit 1: Punctuation
E.2 Unit 2: Spelling
E.3 Unit 3: Pronoun Agreement
E.4 Unit 4: Verbal Agreement
E.5 Unit 5: Dangling Modifiers
E.6 Unit 6: Sequence of Tenses

ISBN 9783895864391. LINCOM Academic Reference Books 02. 110pp. 2009.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Anthropological Linguistics
                            English as a Second Language

Written In: English (eng )

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