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The elements of international English style : a guide to writing correspondence, reports, technical documents, and internet p. for a global audience / Edmond H. Weiss.

Author/Creator:
Weiss, Edmond H., author.
Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (182 p.)
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Subjects:
Communication, International -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers.
English language -- Style -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Letter writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Report writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Technical writing -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Web sites -- Design -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This handbook - for anyone who needs to write English correspondence for an international business audience - integrates the theory and controversies of intercultural communication with the practical skills of writing and editing English for those who read it as a second language.
Contents:
Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 The Language of Global Business Is International English; A Riddle; The Two Strategies: Culture-Free, Culture-Fair; Discussion Questions; Sources and Resources; 2 Principles of Simplicity; Meaning and Risk; Ogden's Basic English; Discussion Questions; Sources and Resources; 3 Principles of Clarity; The Problem: Clear Only If Known; Discussion Questions; Sources and Resources; 4 Reducing Burdens; Reading and Stress; Punctuation and International English; Reducing Burdens as an Ethical Objective; Discussion Questions; Sources and Resources
5 Writing for TranslationLimits on Translation; Translation Is a Business Expense; Preparing a Manuscript for Translation; Controlled Language and the Future of Translation; Discussion Questions; Sources and Resources; 6 Principles of Correspondence; Business Letters: An Exercise in Style; Discussion Questions; Sources and Resources; 7 Principles of Cultural Adaptation; Issues of Philosophy and "Hypernorms"; Discussion Questions; Sources and Resources; Appendix 1 Projects for Students of International English; Appendix 2 Sentences that Need Editing
Appendix 3 Instructional/Technical Passages that Overburden the ReaderAppendix 4 A Portfolio of Bad News Letters; Appendix 5 An Internationalized Website Checklist; Index
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
First published 2005 by M.E. Sharpe.
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ISBN:
1-315-69989-3
1-317-45722-6
1-280-91257-X
9786610912575
0-7656-2021-9
OCLC:
476081697
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9781315699899 doi