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LINGUIST List 22.4654

Tue Nov 22 2011

Books: Applied Linguistics/Discipline of Linguistics: Huber

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        1.     Janet Joyce , The 'Backwards' Research Guide for Writers: Huber


Message 1: The 'Backwards' Research Guide for Writers: Huber
Date: 20-Nov-2011
From: Janet Joyce <jjoyceequinoxpub.com>
Subject: The 'Backwards' Research Guide for Writers: Huber
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Title: The 'Backwards' Research Guide for Writers
Subtitle: Using your Life for Reflection, Connection, and Inspiration
Series Title: Frameworks for Writing
Published: 2011
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
                http://www.equinoxpub.com/

Author: Sonya Huber
Hardback: ISBN: 9781845534417 Pages: 362 Price: U.K. £ 75 Comment: US$115
Paperback: ISBN: 9781845534424 Pages: 362 Price: U.K. £ 24.99 Comment: US$39.95
Abstract:

The "'Backwards" Research Guide for Writers" demystifies the writing
process by inviting writers of all levels to focus on their passions, questions,
and obsessions as the key to generating seeds for further exploration of the
world around them. Writers then develop these questions into focused
projects that explore the teller's central role in the open-ended quest of
unfolding a research topic. The boom in narrative journalism, memoir, and
creative nonfiction has generated wonderful writing, but no resource for
writers exists to bridge the gap between passionate research and the page.
This book addresses that gap by turning the task of "research" on its head
and by speaking to students who resist the idea of research as an objective
and dry assignment. Students are invited to experiment creatively with
collecting observations and information and then to step beyond their
subjective realities to interact with the world around them and ultimately
become vulnerable authors willing to change their perspectives as they
research and write.

Developed with input from college student writers, The "'Backwards"
Research Guide for Writers" is relevant as a text for undergraduate and
postgraduate courses in composition, creative nonfiction, literary journalism,
and feature writing as well as for working journalists and other writers seeking
a new way of approaching a writing project. It includes interviews with notable
authors that focus not on the completed and intimidating project of a
successful author, but on the project as it took shape and mystified a
researcher. Another unique feature is a section in every chapter on ethics, as
ethical questions are central to the writing process as well as a method for
sparking interest in writing and learning. The guide includes extensive
examples of research challenges and dilemmas, strategies for planning a
research project, exercises for generating ideas, a guide for writing the
research-based work, an appendix of on-line databases, a section in each
chapter focused on ethics in research and writing called "gray matter," a
selection of recommended readings, and a bibliography of conventional
research guides.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Discipline of Linguistics

Written In: English (eng )

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