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Title: Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics
Subtitle: Principles, Tips and Strategies for Undergraduates
Written By: Neil Murray
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6585744/Writing%20Essays%20in%20English%20Language%20and%20Linguistics/?site_locale=en_US
Description:

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 Introduction 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.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9780521128469
Pages: 248
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ISBN-13: 9780521111195
Pages: 248
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