AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, 11th Edition, offers an up-to-date look at language studies and linguistics in today's world. This product is fresh and modern, and includes new developments in linguistics and related fields that strengthen its appeal to a wider audience. At the same time, it maintains the acclaimed light, friendly, readable style and the breadth of coverage that have made it a perennial best seller. The authors examine grammatical subjects (e.g., morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology), childhood language development and adult secondary language acquisition, and the tremendous leap in knowledge achieved in neurolinguistics. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
An Introduction to Language introduces students to the fascinating study of human language. Engagingly and clearly written, it provides an overview of the key areas of linguistics from an Australian perspective. Unique to this text, the International Phonetic Alphabet is represented by both HCE and MD versions, allowing lecturers to use whichever IPA system they prefer. Premium online teaching and learning tools are available on the MindTap platform. Learn more about the online tools au.cengage.com/mindtap
Discover the rhetorically based writing guide designed for you, the digital native, with THE NEW HARBRACE GUIDE: GENRES FOR COMPOSING, 4E. This reader-friendly presentation, written by award-winning author Cheryl Glenn, is known for its trademark emphasis on writing in multiple media. This edition combines coverage of genres and persuasion with a thematic reader, research manual, and a new, rhetorically-oriented handbook section that offers step-by-step guidance in editing. Thirty-six new readings jumpstart your writing with interesting topics ranging from veganism and apolitical food to how young people are changing today's climate conversation. Updated content directs you in analyzing rhetorical choices, creating effective thesis statements, and applying the latest MLA or APA styles. You can sharpen important digital, print, and multimodal composing skills while strengthening critical reading and thinking skills that are invaluable for a successful career. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
WRITING ANALYTICALLY treats writing as a tool of thought, offering prompts that lead students through the process of analysis and help them to generate original, well-developed ideas. The authors of this brief, popular rhetoric believe that learning to write well requires learning to use writing as a tool to think well. Rosenwasser and Stephen emphasize analysis as a mode of enriching understanding that precedes and in some cases supplants argument. Materials in the eighth edition are better integrated, more contextualized and--when possible--condensed. A new chapter, Thinking Like a Writer, contains a broad array of strategies for integrating opportunities for writing into a course. It makes explicit a subtext that pervades the book: that to think of yourself as a writer is to see more, to think differently and to engage the meaning of things more earnestly. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK, 6th Edition, is grounded in the belief that an understanding of the rhetorical situation--the writer, reader, message, context, and opportunity for writing--provides the best starting point for effective writing and reading. This comprehensive handbook guides student writers in employing that rhetorical understanding as they choose the most effective information to include, the best arrangement of that information, and the most appropriate language to use. The text moves students through the steps that constitute successful writing, from finding appropriate topics and writing clear thesis statements to arranging ideas and developing initial drafts. THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK also provides several sample student papers in various disciplines, along with instruction for successfully completing similar assignments. This edition has been updated to address the criteria in the WPA Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition (version 3.0). This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
With carefully crafted instruction, engaging student models, and plentiful practice exercises, this best-selling text continues to provide the most effective paragraph-essay level writing instruction available. EVERGREEN is structured around Susan Fawcett's proven MAP (model-analysis-practice) format -- a guiding pedagogy featuring minimal inductive instruction followed by varied practice designed to improve students' confidence and learning outcomes. Known for its superior essay coverage, EVERGREEN demonstrates each of the nine rhetorical patterns with two student sample essays (one in the third person, and one in the first person), and a graphic organizer. The Eleventh Edition includes a new chapter focused on active reading strategies; more explanation of and practice for writing effective thesis statements; updated information about research and citing sources; and nine new high-interest readings in a variety of modes, with new post-reading questions and assignments. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Combining detailed coverage of the writing process with a wealth of professional readings, Wyrick's STEPS TO WRITING WELL WITH ADDITIONAL READINGS has helped thousands of students learn to write effective academic essays. Extremely student-friendly, it presents rhetorical strategies for composing essays in an easy-to-follow progression of useful lessons and activities. With over 70 student and professional readings and a variety of hands-on activities, it gives you the models and practice you need to write well-constructed essays with confidence. The 11th edition features useful visual learning aids, new student writing samples on timely topics, essay assignments that promote using sources and multiple rhetorical strategies, and up-to-date discussions of drafting and reading multimodal texts and searching databases online. It also reflects guidelines from the APA's 2020 Publication Manual. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Master the fundamentals critical to becoming an effective writer with Yagelski's WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS, 3E. Carefully designed guides, thoroughly integrated with the core concepts, set this book apart as you study key rhetorical moves within analytical, persuasive and narrative writing. Applied assignments challenge you to complete causal analysis, academic arguments and literacy narratives. This edition presents writing as an interaction between writer and reader, teaching you how to use writing skills to participate in important conversations shaping today's lives. This edition features 26 new readings and 11 new sample student essays as well as new chapters on literacy narratives, summary-response essays, annotated bibliographies and presentations. Updates guide you in working with digital resources, expand your critical reading strategies and highlight the latest APA and MLA guidelines. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
THE WELL-CRAFTED ARGUMENT, 6th Edition, guides you through the process of writing effective arguments for every course you take. The authors include coverage of critical reading strategies and the steps of writing, researching, and documenting a topic as well as an anthology of readings grouped into six thematic clusters. Students using this textbook have appreciated the inclusion of real students' essays, which show you that your own voice can come through regardless of the argumentative approach you select. The textbook includes many practical, skill-building tools to guide your progress. Checklists, writing projects, suggestions for further reading, and other features encourage you to apply what you've learned and go beyond the classroom if a topic is of particular interest to you. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Want to learn the skills that colleges value and employers want? You can, with GRASSROOTS, 12th Edition and its digital learning tools. Author Susan Fawcett has successfully guided over three million students to become better writers, helping them in turn earn better grades in their courses across the curriculum. This book's clear instruction, relevant examples, engaging practices, eye-catching visuals and samples of first-rate student writing will help you, too. You'll find tips to make you a better reader and intriguing professional readings as well as practices and visual images on subjects that students asked for, like robotics, career opportunities and traits of successful people. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
More detailed than a pocket handbook yet briefer than a concise handbook, HARBRACE ESSENTIALS, 3rd Edition, provides all the authority of the Harbrace tradition in an ideal length and portable format. Clear and concise explanations outline the essentials students need to write their papers, including instruction on the rhetorical contexts that affect their choice of grammatical constructions, style, punctuation and mechanics, as well as strategies for writing paragraphs and essays, conducting research and documenting sources. This edition includes knowledge transfer exercises throughout that show students how to apply the skills they're learning to other courses and contexts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Becoming rhetorical is a transformation that allows students to identify rhetorical problems and respond to them with arguments, no matter the course or context from which the problems emerge. In BECOMING RHETORICAL, author Jodie Nicotra takes students beyond the view of the rhetorical situation as being composed of communicator, audience, and message, encouraging them also to consider important aspects such as exigence, purpose, and the means of communication. Students learn to analyze and compose in textual, visual, and multimodalities -- from evaluating an op-ed piece, to making a video of a consumer product, to creating an entire public awareness campaign -- thereby becoming confident critical thinkers in a 21st century multimedia world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.