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Telling a Research Story

Writing a Literature Review, Volume 2 (English in Today's Research World)

Christine B. Feak (author) John M. Swales (author)

ISBN: 9780472033362

Publication Date: Jul 2009

Format: Paperback

Progresses from general to specific issues in the writing of literature reviews. This book introduces some orientations that raise awareness of the issues that surround the telling of a research story. It discusses issues of structure and matters of language, style, and rhetoric, includes sections on metadiscourse, citation, and paraphrasing.
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This is a handy booklet for researchers/scholars writing literature reviews. "Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review" is concerned with the writing of a literature review and is not designed to address any of the preliminary processes leading up to the actual writing of the literature review. This volume represents a revision and expansion of the material on writing literature reviews that appeared in English in "Today's Research World". It progresses from general to specific issues in the writing of literature reviews. It opens with some orientations that raise awareness of the issues that surround the telling of a research story. Issues of structure and matters of language, style, and rhetoric are then discussed. Sections on metadiscourse, citation, and paraphrasing and summarizing are included.
Illustrations illustrations
Pages 112
Date Published 30 Jul 2009
Publisher Michigan ELT
Series Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes
Subject/s Study & learning skills: general   Journalistic style guides   English for Academic Purposes  
Christine B. Feak is an Instructor at the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan. John M. Swales is retired as Professor and Director of the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan. They are the authors of Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 2nd ed.

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