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Title: Writing Readable Research
Subtitle: A Guide for Students of Social Science
Written By: Beverly A. Lewin
Series Title: Equinox Textbooks and Surveys in Linguistics
Description:

Like the sound of the proverbial tree falling in a forest with no human
audience, research that is not ultimately published is 'unheard' and forever
lost. Moreover, published research that is not reported well may not stand a
chance in today’s competitive academic world. Those whose first language
is not English bear a double burden in trying to make themselves heard and
understood.

Writing Readable Research tries to help users create texts that are easy to
read, interesting, and dynamic, yet conform to current standards of English,
to criteria of the fields of social science, and to conventions of society in
general. This book gives attention to all the layers of scientific writing, from
nitty-gritty problems in grammar and punctuation to sensitive interpersonal
issues such as criticism of other authors and advancing one's own claims. It
can be used as part of a course or independently by students.
Since the intended users of this textbook are novice writers, whether
graduate students or new faculty members, the practical issues are spelled
out. On the other hand, since these writers are also sophisticated scientists,
the book addresses their need to understand the theoretical rationale and
historical background for some of the guidelines.

Although Writing Readable Research concentrates on journal articles, it also
provides valuable advice on the preparation of talks and posters for
conferences, abstracts, and professional letters. Most of all, it is enhanced
with a little humor, lots of authentic examples from published texts, and some
challenging tasks for students to complete, presented in an easy-to-read
layout.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd
Review: Read the review
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781904768562
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 14.99

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781904768555
Pages: 224
Prices: U.K. £ 60