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Mon Dec 10 2012

Books: Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics: Murray

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Subject: Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics: Murray
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Title: Writing Essays in English Language and LinguisticsSubtitle: Principles, Tips and Strategies for UndergraduatesPublication Year: 2012Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Author: Neil Murray

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


English language and linguistics shares many of its writing conventions withthose of other disciplines, but there are certain features and expectationsthat distinguish it as a subject. This book is written specifically to helpundergraduate students of English language and linguistics develop the art ofwriting essays, projects and reports. Written by an author with over 30 years'experience of lecturing in the subject, it is a comprehensive and veryreadable resource and contains numerous discipline-related examples, practiceexercises and an answer key. It includes chapters on referencing (includingplagiarism, paraphrase and guidance on referencing styles), stylistic issuesthat often get overlooked, and writing a dissertation. The book offerspractical guidance and a layout that guides students as they work though theirproject. It will be an invaluable reference tool that students can read coverto cover or dip into as and when required.

Table of Contents


Part I. The Basics: 1. Writing at school and writing at university: are theyreally so different?2. Fundamental principlesPart II. Getting Down to Writing: 3. Analysing and answering the question4. The writing process5. Writing an introduction6. Writing the main body of your essay7. Writing summaries and conclusions8. Referencing and quotations9. Stylistic issues10. 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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