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LINGUIST List 23.5165

Mon Dec 10 2012

Books: Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics: Murray

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 29-Nov-2012
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcambridge.org>
Subject: Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics: Murray
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Title: Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics
Subtitle: Principles, Tips and Strategies for Undergraduates
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6585744/Writing%20Essays%20in%20English%20Language%20and%20Linguistics/?site_locale=en_US

Author: Neil Murray

Hardback: ISBN: 9780521111195 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 70.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521128469 Pages: 248 Price: U.S. $ 27.99


English language and linguistics shares many of its writing conventions with
those of other disciplines, but there are certain features and expectations
that distinguish it as a subject. This book is written specifically to help
undergraduate students of English language and linguistics develop the art of
writing essays, projects and reports. Written by an author with over 30 years'
experience of lecturing in the subject, it is a comprehensive and very
readable resource and contains numerous discipline-related examples, practice
exercises and an answer key. It includes chapters on referencing (including
plagiarism, paraphrase and guidance on referencing styles), stylistic issues
that often get overlooked, and writing a dissertation. The book offers
practical guidance and a layout that guides students as they work though their
project. It will be an invaluable reference tool that students can read cover
to cover or dip into as and when required.

Table of Contents


Part I. The Basics: 1. Writing at school and writing at university: are they
really so different?
2. Fundamental principles
Part II. Getting Down to Writing: 3. Analysing and answering the question
4. The writing process
5. Writing an introduction
6. Writing the main body of your essay
7. Writing summaries and conclusions
8. Referencing and quotations
9. Stylistic issues
10. Writing up small-scale research projects or dissertations

Part III. Frequently Asked Questions.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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