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The American way of writing : how to communicate like a native at school, at work, and on the road

Author: Steven D Stark
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explains the uniquely American cultural references that appear in American English for students and professionals to increase their written command of the language."--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stark, Steven D.
American way of writing.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2019
(DLC) 2019014458
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven D Stark
ISBN: 9781440871375 144087137X
OCLC Number: 1099546146
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: setting the stage --
Part I: Understanding Americans, their habits, and their distinctive communication styles --
Preface to part 1 --
Chapter 1: A longing for space, chaos, and speed: three initial aspects of the American outlook and language, with a brief introduction to the regions of America --
Chapter 2: All in it together but everyone for themselves: six more aspects of the American outlook and language --
Chapter 3: Our God is us: the civic religion and American optimism --
Chapter 4: Tthe male domains: four final and ("manly") aspects of the American outlook and language --
Part II: The ways of the language --
The basics --
Preface to part II --
Chapter 5: Keep it concrete and informal, using short words --
Chapter 6: Lead with the conclusion and be direct --
Chapter 7: Getting down to business by applying the rules of the road --
Chapter 8: Editing your work --
Part III: Applying the rules to the workplace and school --
Preface to part III --
Chapter 9: Writing at work --
Chapter 10: Legal writing --
Chapter 11: Writing in school --
Part IV: The varieties of English --
Preface to part IV --
Chapter 12: Moving from British English to American English --
Chapter 13: Moving from other forms of English to American English --
Chapter 14: Global English.
Responsibility: Steven D. Stark.

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