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ISBN-13: 978-1461415923 ISBN-10: 1461415926 Edition: 2013th

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This guide is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on the reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English usage, style and grammar. It draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of teaching researchers how to write and present research papers.  

English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar covers those areas of English usage that typically cause researchers difficulty: articles (a/an, the), uncountable nouns, tenses (e.g., simple present, simple past, present perfect), modal verbs, active vs. passive form, relative clauses, infinitive vs. -ing form, the genitive, noun strings, link words (e.g., moreover, in addition), quantifiers (e.g., each vs. every), word order, prepositions, acronyms, abbreviations, numbers and measurements, punctuation, and spelling. Due to its focus on the specific errors that repeatedly appear in papers written by non-native authors, this manual is an ideal study guide for use in universities and research institutes.

  The book is cross-referenced with the following titles:

• English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises

• English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises

• English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises

• English for Writing Research Papers  

Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 30 English Language Teaching (ELT) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and researchers from 40 countries to prepare and give presentations. Since 1984 he has been revising research manuscripts through his own proofreading and editing service.

 

 

About the Author

Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 30 English Language Teaching (ELT) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and researchers from 40 countries to prepare and give presentations. Since 1984 he has been revising research manuscripts through his own proofreading and editing service.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Springer; 2013 edition (November 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1461415926
  • ISBN-13: 978-1461415923
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #570,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Adrian Wallwork is the author of around 30 English Language Teaching textbooks published by: Springer Science, Oxford University Press, BBC, Cambridge University Press, Scholastic, De Agostini, and Vallardi.

He lives and works in Pisa, Italy where he enjoys the sun, the wine, and teaching PhD students from all over the world.

His dream book, which he hopes to have published in the near future, is a book to teach native English speakers to communicate more effectively with their non-native colleagues, clients, audience etc. Given the fact that there are only five hundred million native speakers, and at least 2.5 billion non-native speakers, it hardly seems fair that the minority make it so hard for the majority!!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Marco De Luca on April 17, 2013
Format: Paperback
I bought this book on the strength of the other books in the series. I think it is the first book on grammar ever to be written specifically for non-native researchers.
Although I think my English level is high, I found excellent the explanations for the small things that I often make mistakes with e.g. how to write numbers (e.g. 9 or 'nine') punctuation, spelling, when and how to use Latin words, as well as all the other things you would expect to find in a grammar (use of articles, tenses, relative clauses etc).
Definitely worth the money!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alessandra on August 30, 2014
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Unlike "English for Writing Research Papers", which was a fun read, this book is as entertaining as math problems, chemistry equations, basic statistics or those grammar lessons in school you loved so much. But thanks for writing it, Adrian, I am sure it was a lot of fun for you also. I have learned great many things from this book, and a few things I thought I knew, now I am completely confused about. I get it: there are exceptions to the rules, rules, and "guess the best option", but when in doubt, look up google scholar (but don't forget to make sure the author is a native speaker).

If you buy this book, buy the grammar exercises book also, to double on the fun, and to solidify what you have learned.
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