Standard Written Englishis a clear and concise guide to written English. Using numerous illustrative examples, it explains a form of the English language which is both distinct and common to the whole of the English-speaking world: Standard Written English. It will help your students to write English clearly and effectively. Standard Written Englishincludes a collection of fifty case studies in the practical use of language. The book demonstrates at a glance how to write Newspaper and Journal Articles Autobiography Literary Criticism Technical Reports Business Correspondence Standard Written English will help your students to Understand the elements of English including vocabulary, usage and grammar Recognise and avoid common mistakes Write effective formal English with confidence From the basic elements of the English language to the mechanics of formal writing, this book covers it all. Standard Written English is an essential resource for anyone who wishes to write in clear, plain English.
A Guide for Electrical and Electronic Students and Engineers
Author: Steve Hart
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
A research paper or graduate essay demonstrating weak English and poor formatting is likely to be rejected by an editor or marked down by an assessor; but why should these gaps in your English knowledge undermine your subject knowledge and skill as an engineer or student of the discipline? Written English: A Guide for Electrical and Electronic Students and Engineers is the first resource to work at the sentence level to resolve the English language problems facing international engineering students and scholars. Informed by hundreds of research papers and student essays, this valuable reference: Covers grammar essentials and key terms in the fields of electrical engineering, electronic engineering, and communication systems Uses real-world examples to reveal common mistakes and identify critical areas of focus Provides practical solutions to formatting, vocabulary, and stylistic issues Written English: A Guide for Electrical and Electronic Students and Engineers equips readers with the necessary knowledge to produce accurate and effective English when writing for engineering.
How to Use Word Power to Impress in Presentations, Reports, PR and Meetings
Author: Fiona Talbot
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Category: Business & Economics
Make an Impact with your Written English deals with the English business writing you need to take you a step further in your executive career. The book also helps organizations stand apart by getting noticed for the right reasons, whatever the target audience. It focuses on writing English as a key business tool and how clear, concise messages are a must in international business today. Yet the fewer words you use, the more important it is to get them right. So the book focuses on word power: to promote and sell your messages - as well as 'brand you' and your organizational brand. An essential read, full of invaluable advice and checklists for native and non-native English writers who need to brush up their skills in writing English for sales, PR, presentations, reports, minutes, manuals and the web etc.
Combining insight from a variety of linguistic perspectives including Hallidayan functional linguistics and relevance theory, Tony Bex demonstrates how written texts operate within society to convey meaning. This book:- * looks at a wide variety of written genres - advertisments, letters, poetry and literature * provides an accessible and comprehensive survey of genre theory * proposes a challenging new way of analysing genre which emphasises communicative function * unusually, considers the relevance of linguistic theories of genre to the study of literary texts. * includes numerous exercises and annotated bibliographies Variety in Written Discourse will be of interest to all students of language and communication. In addition, it will be an invaluable text for those interested in literature, as well as English for Specific Purposes.
Perfect Written English is an indispensable guide to mastering grammar and improving your writing style. Written by Chris West, a professional author and writing consultant, it tells you everything you need to know about writing fluently and convincingly, from the correct way to use commas to the most persuasive structure for an argument. With helpful tips on avoiding common mistakes and practical sections on writing everything from personal webpages to corporate sales reports, Perfect Written English has all you need to make sure you get your message across elegantly and effectively. The Perfect series is a range of practical guides that give clear and straightforward advice on everything from getting your first job to choosing your baby's name. Written by experienced authors offering tried-and-tested tips, each book contains all you need to get it right first time.
Originally published in 1980. This practical guide to the teaching of writing is set in the context of the functional use of language for communication. It examines what communicating in writing involves and gives detailed procedures for teaching different types of writing from beginner to advanced level, together with illustrated suggestions for visual aids. This provides up-to-date ideas and advice for teachers and trainee teachers of English as a Foreign Language.
Professor Devitt offers a new view of the linguistic process of standardization, the movement of specific language features towards uniformity. Drawing on theoretical arguments and empirical data, she examines the way in which linguistic conformity develops out of variation, and the textual and social factors that influence this process. After defining and clarifying the general theoretical issues involved, the author takes as a specific case study the standardization of written English in Scotland in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows that standardization is a gradual process, that it occurs at significantly different rates and times in different genres, that it encompasses periods of great variation, and that it occurs concurrently with sociopolitical shifts. The interrelationship of linguistic features, genres, and social pressures shape the nature and direction of standardization.
Master the Essentials of Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling and Write with Greater Confidence
Author: Marion Field
Publisher: How To Books Ltd
Category: English language
Updated and revised for the fourth edition, this one-stop reference covers all aspects of written English. CONTENTS: Part one The basics - parts of speech - sentence structure - punctuation - paragraphing and dialogue - spelling - apostrophes and abbreviations - revision Part two English in action - the essay and the short story - summarising and reporting - form filling - letter writing - job applications