Now in one handy volume: the bestselling The Briefest English Grammar Ever! and The Briefest Punctuation Guide Ever! Covering the basics of English grammar and punctuation, this friendly guide is perfect for students at all levels. It clearly and simply explains how language works and functions and strips out all the jargon to make understanding punctuation easy. So if you need to sort out your verbs from your nouns and your adjectives from your adverbs, or if you aren t sure whether a comma should go before or after a word or when to start a new sentence, then this concise, unintimidating guide is an absolute must for your bookshelf
Not sure when you should start a new sentence? Or whether a comma should go before or after a word? Or if you should use an apostrophe or not? Ruth Colman strips out all the jargon to make understanding punctuation easy.
The Electronic Reporter has become a staple for all tertiary journalism students in Australia. The expanded and updated 3rd edition explores the way broadcast journalism has changed in recent years and what we can expect in the future as web-based and social media transform the way news is created, delivered and consumed. The book takes a comprehensive look at how electronic news is gathered and packaged and has practical and authoritative advice on how to write and interview for the electronic media, record sound and shoot video, construct news and current affairs stories and compile news bulletins for radio and television. It also covers legal and ethical issues in electronic news, safety while working and includes helpful tips on finding work in the industry.
This little guide to the rules of English is designed for young people who may not have learnt the rules of grammar, punctuation, spelling and writing very thoroughly at school, but need to know more to help them improve their prospects in the workplace. It is also a quick reference book for those who knew, but have since forgotten, what they did once learn at school! The book would also be useful for students still at school who want a compact guide to teach them the essentials of the English language.
This brief guide teaches students how to write the most common papers assigned in college courses: source-based essays that summarize, analyze, critique, and synthesize. Comprehensive enough to serve as a primary text yet compact enough to serve as a supplement, this clear and concise writing guide teaches students how to critically read, clearly summarize, carefully respond to, precisely critique, creatively synthesize, and accurately quote or paraphrase texts. A Brief Guide is a valuable teaching and reference tool that students of many disciplines find useful for class work and for independent study.
Until very recently, pragmatics has been restricted to the analysis of contemporary spoken language while historical linguistics has studied historical texts and language change in a decontextualized way. This has now radically changed and scholars from around the world are trying to build a new theoretical framework that integrates recent advances both in pragmatics and in historical linguistics. The volume, which contains 22 original articles, starts with an introduction that is both a state-of-the-art account of historical pragmatics and a programmatic statement of its future potential and its different subfields. Part I contains seven pragmaphilological papers that deal with historical texts and their interpretations by paying close attention to the communicative context of these texts. The second and third parts comprise papers in diachronic pragmatics. The ten papers of part II take a linguistic form as their starting point, e.g. particular lexical items or syntactic constructions, and study their pragmatic functions at different times (diachronic form-to-function mappings), while the four papers of part III take a particular pragmatic function as their starting point, e.g. discourse strategies or politeness, and study their linguistic realisation at different times (diachronic function-to-form mappings).