Style A Pragmatic Approach

ISBN-10: 0205321089

ISBN-13: 9780205321087

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Peter Richardson
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Description: Style combines a concise and clear guide to stylistic revision and a mini-anthology of professional prose stylists. Its approach is non-technical and commonsensical, grounding stylistic instruction in what students already know: namely, how to conduct a conversation. Instead of a list of rules of style, Style offers three stylistic guidelines - relevance, proportion, and clarity - derived from everyday conversation and based on the fields of pragmatics and speech act theory. Plentiful examples, exercise sets, a glossary of grammatical and linguistic terms, and the mini-anthology support the instruction.

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List price: $80.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.30" wide x 8.30" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.286

Note: Exercises conclude each Chapter
Preface
Writing and Conversation
What Speakers Know About Language
Applying Conversational Guidelines
Preconceptions About Style
Practical Style in the Real and Virtual World
Finding the Action
Choosing a Verb
Focusing the Action
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Complements, Modifiers, and Style
Staging the Characters
Recognizing Your Options
Active and Passive Voice
Voice and Revision
Verb Selection Revisited
Choosing Pronouns
Revising for Precision
Identifying Problems
Throat-Clearing
Overstating the Claim
Smothering the Claim
Making Connections
Speaking Versus Writing
The Anti-Paragraph
New and Given Information
Nominalization
Antecedents
Transitions
Mixing It Up
Rhythm, Sound, and Emphasis
Strong Endings
Saying What You Mean
Some Useful Routines
Slowing Down
Developing Your Ideas
Exploring Your Own Metaphors
Readings
Personal Ads
Clear and Simple as the Truth
The Body and Society
The Female Body”
The Intellectuals and the Poor”
Near Misses”
The Boy Scout Handbook”
Men, Women, and Chainsaws
Sample Answers to Selected Exercises
Glossary
Index
Supplements Instructor Supplements
Exam Copy / 0-321-08937-5
Instructor's Manual / 0-321-09288-0
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