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Learn to Write Badly How to Succeed in the Social Sciences by Michael Billig - Paperback
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Learn to Write Badly How to Succeed in the Social Sciences by Michael Billig - Paperback

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Psychology & Philosophy
ISBN
9781107676985
Author
Michael Billig
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
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Modern academia is increasingly competitive yet the writing style of social scientists is routinely poor and continues to deteriorate. Are social science postgraduates being taught to write poorly? What conditions adversely affect the way they write? And which linguistic features contribute towards this bad writing? Michael Billig's witty and entertaining book analyses these questions in a ...

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    Psychology & Philosophy
    ISBN
    9781107676985
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    Michael Billig
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    Cambridge University Press
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    Michael Billig
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    Modern academia is increasingly competitive yet the writing style of social scientists is routinely poor and continues to deteriorate. Are social science postgraduates being taught to write poorly? What conditions adversely affect the way they write? And which linguistic features contribute towards

    Modern academia is increasingly competitive yet the writing style of social scientists is routinely poor and continues to deteriorate. Are social science postgraduates being taught to write poorly? What conditions adversely affect the way they write? And which linguistic features contribute towards this bad writing? Michael Billig's witty and entertaining book analyses these questions in a quest to pinpoint exactly what is going wrong with the way social scientists write. Using examples from diverse fields such as linguistics, sociology and experimental social psychology, Billig shows how technical terminology is regularly less precise than simpler language. He demonstrates that there are linguistic problems with the noun-based terminology that social scientists habitually use - 'reification' or 'nominalization' rather than the corresponding verbs 'reify' or 'nominalize'. According to Billig, social scientists not only use their terminology to exaggerate and to conceal, but also to promote themselves and their work.

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    • Genre: Psychology & Philosophy
    • Author: Michael Billig
    • Format: Paperback
    • Book Language: English
    • Book Origin: United Kingdom
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Publication Year: 2013
    • ISBN: 9781107676985
    • Number of Pages: 240
    • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.2 cm
    • Product Weight: 0.36 kg
 

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