Writing Essays in English Language and Linguistics: Principles, Tips and Strategies for Undergraduates

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Cambridge University Press, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 236 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
what do they mean?
3
Part 1 The Basics
5
Part 2 Getting down to writing
43
Frequently asked questions
198
Linguistics glossary
205
Task key
218
References
228
Index
232
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Neil Murray is Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick.

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