Unlocking English Learners Potential

Unlocking English Learners  Potential

Unlocking English Learners’ Potential is all about the how: How to scaffold ELs’ instruction across content and grade levels How to promote ELs’ oral language development and academic language How to help ELs analyze text through ...

Author: Diane Staehr Fenner

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506352992

Category: Education

Page: 288

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“Schools are not intentionally equitable places for English learners to achieve, but they could be if the right system of support were put in place. Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder recommend just such a system. Not only does it have significant potential for providing fuller access to the core curriculum, it also provides a path for teachers to travel as they navigate the individual needs of students and support their learning journeys.” —Douglas Fisher, Coauthor of Visible Learning for Literacy A once-in-a-generation text for assisting a new generation of students Content teachers and ESOL teachers, take special note: if you’re looking for a single resource to help your English learners meet the same challenging content standards as their English-proficient peers, your search is complete. Just dip into this toolbox of strategies, examples, templates, and activities from EL authorities Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Snyder. The best part? Unlocking English Learners’ Potential supports teachers across all levels of experience. The question is not if English learners can succeed in today’s more rigorous classrooms, but how. Unlocking English Learners’ Potential is all about the how: How to scaffold ELs’ instruction across content and grade levels How to promote ELs’ oral language development and academic language How to help ELs analyze text through close reading and text-dependent questions How to build ELs’ background knowledge How to design and use formative assessment with ELs Along the way, you’ll build the collaboration, advocacy, and leadership skills that we all need if we’re to fully support our English learners. After all, any one of us with at least one student acquiring English is now a teacher of ELs.
Categories: Education

Unlocking the English Language

Unlocking the English Language

"At what historical point did American English become different from British English? Burchfield tackles these and other questions in scholarly essays sure to intrigue anyone who loves words and language." - Publishers Weekly

Author: R. W. Burchfield

Publisher: Quintessence Publishing (IL)

ISBN: 0571141234

Category: English language

Page: 202

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Categories: English language

Unlocking the English Language

Unlocking the English Language

In this lively collection of essays, he shows us that dictionaries, far from being static, are hotly contested social documents resulting from the interaction of the language, the lexicographer, and his times.

Author: Robert Burchfield

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374523398

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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As we grapple with an English language adapting and expanding faster than ever, Robert Burchfield offers a sane, humanistic, and historically illuminating account of how words enter our official vocabulary. In this lively collection of essays, he shows us that dictionaries, far from being static, are hotly contested social documents resulting from the interaction of the language, the lexicographer, and his times. Drawing on the author's thirty years' experience as the editor of the Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary, this book gives us a firsthand account of the sorts of decisions lexicographers have confronted since Samuel Johnson's great dictionary (such as the uses of literary authority, the inclusion of "ethnic" vocabulary, the establishment of standard usage), as well as more contemporary issues, including the implications of compiling dictionaries in the computer age. There is also a wealth of insights into the history of our language, its rich past, and its potential future.--From publisher description.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Uncovering the Logic of English

Uncovering the Logic of English

" With easy-to-read examples and anecdotes, this book describes: the phonograms and spelling rules which explain 98% of English words. how English words are formed and how this knowledge can revolutionize vocabulary development. how ...

Author: Denise Eide

Publisher: Pedia Learning

ISBN: 1936706210

Category: Education

Page: 202

View: 534

Discover answers to questions about English and eliminate thousands of exceptions. In this easy-to-read volume, multiple-award-winning author and speaker Denise Eide uncovers valuable reading and spelling tools (such as nine reasons for a silent final E). Empowering teachers with this vital information is an easy way to raise reading and spelling scores.
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English Learners and the Secret Language of School

English Learners and the Secret Language of School

Read English Learners and the Secret Language of School and help English learners discover the secret that will improve their performance in school and open a world of new possibilities in their lives. --Publisher's description.

Author: Janice L. Pilgreen

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 0325011273

Category: Education

Page: 244

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Let English learners in on the secret that will forever change their lives. By teaching English learners academic language, the "secret language of school," within the framework of content-area instruction, we can demystify the comprehension process and move these students toward becoming independent readers and writers. -Janice Pilgreen "For older immigrant students, school presents greater challenges with second-language proficiency than for younger ones-they have more to achieve and less time to do it." With Janice Pilgreen's help you'll let them in on the Secret Language of School just in time to change their lives and narrow the achievement gap in your classroom. "Teachers may view themselves as subject-matter experts and not reading teachers," but as Jan notes in English Learners and the Secret Language of School, "today we're all being asked to provide access to the core curriculum for all students." She shows how to plan literacy strategies into your teaching so that: comprehension skills sharpen and engagement deepens, to the benefit of content retention ELLs learn to demonstrate what they know in a wide variety of testing contexts all students find ways into grade-level texts and meet content standards English learners-and everyone in class-develop proficiency with vocabulary, sequencing, inferring, cause/effect, and other aspects of academic language. Even if you've never taught reading, Jan gives you every tool you'll need: classroom structures for instruction with individuals, small-groups, or the whole class reproducible response pages and graphic organizers that help students apply literacy strategies "testing links" for weaving in test preparation without interrupting curricular flow. Academic language is more than merely the key to unlocking content-area texts and improving comprehension. Read English Learners and the Secret Language of School, and help English learners discover the secret that will improve their performance in school and open a world of new possibilities in their lives.
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The Lexicographer s Dilemma

The Lexicographer s Dilemma

In Harvard University: Twenty Years of School and College English, pp. ... Reasons for an English Education, by Teaching the Youth of Both Sexes the Arts of Grammar, Rhetoric, Poetry, and Logic ... In Unlocking the English Language, pp.

Author: Jack Lynch

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780802719638

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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In its long history, the English language has had many lawmakers--those who have tried to regulate or otherwise organize the way we speak. Proper Words in Proper Places offers the first narrative history of these endeavors and shows clearly that what we now regard as the only "correct" way to speak emerged out of specific historical and social conditions over the course of centuries. As historian Jack Lynch has discovered, every rule has a human history and the characters peopling his narrative are as interesting for their obsession as for their erudition: the sharp-tongued satirist Jonathan Swift, who called for a government-sponsored academy to issue rulings on the language; the polymath Samuel Johnson, who put dictionaries on a new footing; the eccentric Hebraist Robert Lowth, the first modern to understand the workings of biblical poetry; the crackpot linguist John Horne Tooke, whose bizarre theories continue to baffle scholars; the chemist and theologian Joseph Priestly, whose political radicalism prompted violent riots; the ever-crotchety Noah Webster, who worked to Americanize the English language; the long-bearded lexicographer James A. H. Murray, who devoted his life to a survey of the entire language in the Oxford English Dictionary; and the playwright George Bernard Shaw, who worked without success to make English spelling rational. Grammatical "rules" or "laws" are not like the law of gravity, or even laws against murder and theft--they're more like rules of etiquette, made by fallible people and subject to change. Witty, smart, full of passion for the world's language, Proper Words in Proper Places will entertain and educate in equal measure.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Unlocking the Power of Academic Vocabulary with Secondary English Language Learners

Unlocking the Power of Academic Vocabulary with Secondary English Language Learners

"In Unlocking the Power of Academic Vocabulary, Dr. Yu Ren Dong, an associate professor of English education at Queens College, City University of New York, helps secondary teachers expand their instructional repertoire to teach academic ...

Author: Yu Ren Dong

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781934338933

Category: Education

Page: 158

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"In Unlocking the Power of Academic Vocabulary, Dr. Yu Ren Dong, an associate professor of English education at Queens College, City University of New York, helps secondary teachers expand their instructional repertoire to teach academic vocabulary in a systematic, meaningful, contextualized, and exciting way. Every secondary, subject-matter teacher will find strategies, easy-to-integrate activities, and tips on selecting words and planning lessons. As you teach with these strategies, your English language learners will be able to: • tap into prior knowledge through cross-language transfer and cross-cultural comparisons; • use concept-based vocabulary, such as analogies, metaphorical language, themes, sources, inquiry, and graphic organizers; • interact with new words in context to decipher euphemisms, words with multiple meanings, connotation, and context clues; • engage in interactive read-alouds, think-alouds, and wordplay; and • master vocabulary through writing. Charts, student examples, suggested resources, and subject-matter vocabulary lists give teachers the hands-on tools they need to teach the concepts behind words as well as the actual definitions, spelling, and sounds. Transform your academic vocabulary instruction into an engaging, skill-building mix that carries over into students' reading, writing, thinking, and conversations in all subject areas."
Categories: Education

What is English

What is English

A New English Dictionary, 1, part 1, xix. On the hesitant inclusion of extra-British words and senses in the OED, see Oglivie, “Rethinking Burchfield and World Englishes.” Burchfield, Unlocking the English Language, 85–94.

Author: Tim William Machan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199601257

Category: History

Page: 404

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What is English? To find an answer Tim Machan explores the language's present, past, and possible futures. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of this who live in them. Finding an account that fits the varieties of English is not simple. Tim Machan grapples with its elusive essence, through episodes in its history from rural America to colonialAustralia. Finally he reveals the stable category English resting among its shifting varieties. A book for everyone interested in English and the role of language in society.
Categories: History

Interfaces between Language and Culture in Medieval England

Interfaces between Language and Culture in Medieval England

As Robert Burchfield, the editor of the Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary, has remarked, “In the whole tradition of English language and literature the ... 6 Unlocking the English Language (London: Faber and Faber, 1989), xi, ...

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047444619

Category: History

Page: 352

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The twelve articles in this volume promote the growing contacts between medieval linguistics and medieval cultural studies generally. Articles address medieval English linguistics, and the interrelation in Anglo-Saxon England between Latin and vernacular language and culture.
Categories: History

America in Quotations

America in Quotations

I haven't been abroad in so long that I almost speak English without an accent. —Robert Benchley,¡889–¡945, American humorist ... Robert Burchfield: Unlocking the English Language (¡989) ¡853. Perhaps more than anyone else in the world, ...

Author: Bahman Dehgan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476614823

Category: History

Page: 227

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“America is a land of wonders, in which everything is in constant motion and every change seems an improvement.... No natural boundary seems to be set to the efforts of man; and in his eyes what is not yet done is only what he has not yet attempted to do”—Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America (1835). “Americans will pay a big price for an invention that will help them save time they don’t know what to do with”—Anonymous. This collection of quotations—both serious and humorous—about America is divided into 19 main topics: The Nation, The American People, Places, Nature, Mind, The Individual, Human Relations, Social Life, Culture and Media, Literature and Language, Religion and Belief, Past and Future, History, War and the Military, International Relations, Politics and Government, Law and Order, Business and Economy, and Food. Each main topic is divided into subtopics; for example, “Culture and Media” has these: Architecture, Art, Charlie Chaplin, Dance, Fashion, Intellectuals, Marilyn Monroe, Movies, Music, Elvis Presley, and Television. The author attributes each quote to its speaker, author or composer, and wherever possible, provides the date of the quote and the name of the work in which it was published. In the case of uncertainty about the exact date of a quote, the author provides the birth and death dates of the person to whom the quote is attributed. Also included are a keyword and subject index and a speaker index.
Categories: History

Poetry the Dictionary

Poetry   the Dictionary

Unlocking the English Language (London: Faber & Faber, 1989). Considine, John, 'Literary Classics in OED Quotation Evidence', The Review of English Studies, 60.246 (September 2009), 620–38. Eliot, T. S., The Complete Prose of T. S. ...

Author: Andrew Blades

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781789624670

Category: Literary Criticism

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Poetry is an ancient verbal art, which has its roots in the oral epics and fragments that survive from classical times. Dictionaries of English, by contrast, are a comparatively recent phenomenon, beginning with the 'hard words' that Robert Cawdrey gathered in A Table Alphabeticall in 1604 and extending to the present edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, with its ongoing revisions. This innovative collection of essays is the first volume to explore the ways in which dictionaries have stimulated the imaginations of modern and contemporary poets from Britain, Ireland, and America, while also considering how poetry has itself been a rich source of material for lexicographers. As well as gauging the influence of major dictionaries like the OED, the essays single out encounters with more specialised works and broach uses of words that are not typically included in dictionaries. In doing so, the contributors not only cast familiar questions of ambiguity and etymology in a fresh light, but they also reveal a number of surprising and energising points of contact, from Hugh MacDiarmid's rediscovery of Scots to Tina Darragh's visual appropriations of dictionary pages. As such, Poetry & the Dictionary will prove an indispensable volume for all readers - academic or not - who find themselves fascinated by the language's many involutions.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Unmentionables

Unmentionables

Beeton, Mrs. Isabella, The Book of Household Management (London: Beeton, 1861) Bell, Robert A. and Jonathan G. Healey, ... The Uses of Euphemism (Oxford: Oxford, 1985, 13–31) _____ Unlocking the English Language (New York: Hill and Wang,

Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848544567

Category: History

Page: 300

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We say a lot about ourselves by what we don't say. Words and phrases like 'collateral damage', 'wardrobe malfunction', 'vertically challenged', and old favourites like 'unmentionables' (trousers, apparently) or 'lady of the night' - all are ways of not using particular words. UNMENTIONABLES is a rollicking exploration of the history of euphemistic usage, looking at how taboos connected to sex, death, religion, war, politics, business and matters of status have produced an extraordinary linguistic creativity, and how euphemistic speech has changed over the centuries. It looks at how euphemisms are born, and how they die (or 'experience a negative outcome') and it explores why it is that we create euphemisms, and the different purposes - from the benign to the sinister - that they serve. (Is 'euphemism' a euphemism for lying?) Lively, entertaining, and crammed with fascinating nuggets of information, UNMENTIONABLES is a celebration of the richness of language. Why have just one word for something when you can have ten other words instead?
Categories: History

Studies in the Lexical Field of Expectation

Studies in the Lexical Field of Expectation

THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY , ROGET'S THESAURUS , AND THE GLASGOW HISTORICAL THESAURUS OF ENGLISH PROJECT The Oxford ... estimate in The Oxford English Dictionary and its Historical Principles ' , Unlocking the English Language , p .

Author: Louise Sylvester

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051836082

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 397

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Studies in the Lexical Field of Expectation presents a classification by conceptual field of the vocabulary expressing the ideas in the semantic field of Expectation. The field divides into eleven categories including Surprise, Disappointment, Hope, Fear, Caution, Courage, and Rashness. The categories, subcategories of the field and the lexical items are ordered hierarchically and each sense is followed by its dates of usage. The book discusses the method and methodology of constructing the classification examining the delimitation of the field, the choice of headwords, the process of classifying the materials, and the use and presentation of grammatical information within a semantic classification. The proportions of loan words and native terms within each conceptual group are investigated and it examines the patterns of accessions and obsolescences across the centuries from Old English to the present day.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Unlocking Italian with Paul Noble

Unlocking Italian with Paul Noble

Best-selling language expert Paul Noble has a quick and easy way to get you back on track with his unique tried-and-tested method.

Author: Paul Noble

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 0008135843

Category:

Page: 256

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For anyone who has tried to learn Italian or failed to progress beyond a few phrases, this book will help. Discover Paul Noble's secrets for achieving independence in learning Italian with his tried and tested method. * Teaching you how to learn Italian more effectively, an easy way to boost your learning efforts * Tips and tricks from a renowned language expert with a tried and tested method for success * Also ideal for anyone learning for the first time, giving you the tools to learn efficiently and quickly * Pocket sized format with easy pronunciation guidance - so you can learn on the go! "There is nothing so complicated in foreign languages that it cannot be made simple." Paul Noble
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Unlocking Writing

Unlocking Writing

The underpinning theme of this book is how children develop as writers and how self-awareness raises achievement.

Author: Mary Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134143382

Category: Education

Page: 192

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The underpinning theme of this book is how children develop as writers and how self-awareness raises achievement. It offers creative approaches to increasing pupil motivation and performance by involving, amongst other things, Drama and ICT. The contributors offer practical advice on ways to meet the needs of boys, able children, SEN pupils and those learning English as an additional language; how to plan effective lessons; how to be flexible within the framework of the NLS; and the role of assessment and how it contributes to self-understanding. Central to all classroom practitioners and students, this innovative book improves general understanding of the process related to composition and transcription and helps to raise the standards of writing in all classrooms.
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Advocating for English Learners

Advocating for English Learners

This book demystifies the techniques of advocacy for ELs, including: A shared sense of responsibility for EL success—Providing tools that every educator can use to ensure that ELs are effectively served.

Author: Diane Staehr Fenner

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452278407

Category: Education

Page: 264

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Embrace the future by ensuring English Learners have a voice in school. English Learners (ELs) are the fastest-growing segment of the K–12 population. Therefore, educators must provide a voice for their needs. This book demystifies the techniques of advocacy for ELs, including: A shared sense of responsibility for EL success–Providing tools that every educator can use to ensure that ELs are effectively served An overview for administrators–Influencing policy and fostering a culture that meets EL needs Advocacy for ELs’ success beyond Grade 12–Equipping ELs for life after graduation, from higher education to career decisions
Categories: Education

Garner s Modern American Usage

Garner s Modern American Usage

Cuddon, J.A. The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. ... Lanham, Richard A. A Handlist of Rhetorical Terms: A Guide for Students of English Literature. ... Burchfield, Robert W. Unlocking the English Language.

Author: Bryan Garner

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199874620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1008

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Since first appearing in 1998, Garner's Modern American Usage has established itself as the preeminent guide to the effective use of the English language. Brimming with witty, erudite essays on troublesome words and phrases, GMAU authoritatively shows how to avoid the countless pitfalls that await unwary writers and speakers whether the issues relate to grammar, punctuation, word choice, or pronunciation. An exciting new feature of this third edition is Garner's Language-Change Index, which registers where each disputed usage in modern English falls on a five-stage continuum from nonacceptability (to the language community as a whole) to acceptability, giving the book a consistent standard throughout. GMAU is the first usage guide ever to incorporate such a language-change index. The judgments are based both on Garner's own original research in linguistic corpora and on his analysis of hundreds of earlier studies. Another first in this edition is the panel of critical readers: 120-plus commentators who have helped Garner reassess and update the text, so that every page has been improved. Bryan A. Garner is a writer, grammarian, lexicographer, teacher, and lawyer. He has written professionally about English usage for more than 28 years, and his work has achieved widespread renown. David Foster Wallace proclaimed that Bryan Garner is a genius and William Safire called the book excellent. In fact, due to the strength of his work on GMAU, Garner was the grammarian asked to write the grammar-and-usage chapter for the venerable Chicago Manual of Style. His advice on language matters is second to none.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Unlocking French with Paul Noble

Unlocking French with Paul Noble

Best-selling language expert Paul Noble has a quick and easy way to get you back on track with his unique tried-and-tested method.

Author: Paul Noble

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 000813586X

Category:

Page: 256

View: 465

For anyone who has tried to learn French or failed to progress beyond a few phrases, this book will help. Discover Paul Noble's secrets for achieving independence in French with his tried and tested method. * Teaching you how to learn French more effectively, an easy way to boost your learning efforts * Tips and tricks from a renowned language expert with a tried and tested method for success * Also ideal for anyone learning for the first time, giving you the tools to learn efficiently and quickly * Pocket sized format with easy pronunciation guidance - so you can learn on the go! "There is nothing so complicated in foreign languages that it cannot be made simple." Paul Noble
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Unlocking Literacy

Unlocking Literacy

Filled with classroom activities suitable for use with English language learners, lesson plans incorporating multisensory language-based instruction, samples of student work, explanations of current research, and extensive word lists, this ...

Author: Marcia Kierland Henry

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN: UVA:X004701704

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

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'Unlocking Literacy' is designed for teachers and literacy tutors. It offers a wide range of teaching strategies that integrate two interlocking skills: decoding and spelling. Filled with classroom activities suitable for use with English language learners, lesson plans incorporating multisensory language-based instruction, samples of student work, explanations of current research, and extensive word lists, this book will help unlock literacy in ways both teachers and students will enjoy. Table of contents: Preparation * Decoding and Spelling: Keys to Unlocking Literacy * The Continuum of Integrated Decoding and Spelling Instruction * Approaches to Decoding and Spelling Instruction * Current Research and Implications for Instruction * A Brief History of the English Language * Historical Milestones * Structure of the English Language * Anglo-Saxon Layer of Language * Latin Layer of Language * Greek Layer of Language Instruction * Lesson Fundamentals * Metacognitive Aspects of Reading and Spelling * Multisensory Instruction * Lesson Procedures in a Discussion Format * Sample lessons * First Steps: Early Instruction for Effective Decoding and Spelling (phonological awareness activities, beginning to read and write) * Beginning Readers: Time for the Anglo-Saxon Layer of Language (consonants, vowels, spelling rules, recommendations for spelling, irregular words, syllables, morpheme patterns, interventions for fluency) * Advancing readers: Time for the Latin and Greek Layers of Language (common morphemes, beyond phonics, Latin roots, Greek combining forms, practice reading and spelling longer words) * Competent Readers: Extending the Latin and Greek Layers of Language (less common Latin roots, less common greek combining forms, thematic units, new words entering the English language) Appendices * A. Surveys of Language Knowledge * B. Nonphonetic Rote Memory Word Lists * C. Compound Words * D. Prefixes * E. Suffixes * F. Latin Roots * G. Greek Combining Forms * H. Words Commonly Found in Textbooks * I. Glossary Index.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style

Miss Thistlebottom's Hobgoblins: The Careful Writer 's Guide to the Taboos, Bugbears, and Outmoded Rules of English Usage. New York: Farrar, Straus and Gi- roux, 1971. Burchfield, Robert W. Unlocking the English Language.

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105215166732

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1026

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Provides information on manuscript preparation, punctuation, spelling, quotations, captions, tables, abbreviations, references, bibliographies, notes, and indexes, with sections on journals and electronic media.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines