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In this lively and illuminating book, Leon Barkho guides us effortlessly through the areas where we may get it wrong when writing English. It is both a grammar version and a workbook on how language structures link together. Grammar features and terminology are simplified with plenty of exercises cautioning against mistakes. The examples illustrating the grammar points the book deals with are all drawn from authentic English, namely the mainstream U.S. and British media outlets. The book includes more than 400 useful exercises on how to correct errors when writing English, more than 400 suggested correct versions of erroneous samples with useful explanation, and hundreds of lively and authentic material from the mainstream English language publications. For the first time, this book presents new notions essential for proper writing in English like quoting and paraphrasing.
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Leon Barkho is manager of Media Content Practices and Effects Project at Sweden's Jönköping University. He holds a master's degree in applied linguistics and a doctorate in media and communication science. Previously, he held positions at Reuters News Agency as bureau chief and the Associated Press as staff writer. A specialist in journalism and discourse, he is the author of News From The BBC, CNN, And Al-Jazeera: How The Three Broadcasters Cover The Middle East and his research has been published in International Journal of Business Studies, Journalism Studies, Journal of Pragmatics, Studies in Language and Capitalism, Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, and American Communication Journal.
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