Writing English: The Canadian Handbook (Paperback)

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Crafting a piece of writing, for any variety of rhetorical purposes, requires a fundamental understanding of English. Offering unparalleled guidance to the intricacies of the language, Writing English: The Canadian Handbook is an essential tool for writers, students, business people, and anyone who works with the written word in Canada.

In a single volume, this guidebook explains basic rules of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and style; how to write comprehensive sentences and organize paragraphs; how to document your work and avoid plagiarism; and much more. The first chapters offer a detailed overview of the conventions of language and parts of speech, giving readers a strong foundation on which to build. Particularly useful is a section devoted to persuasive writing, including advice on developing an argument and using logical reasoning.

Filled with numerous Canadian examples to illuminate and clarify, Writing English: The Canadian Handbook is the ultimate authority on Canadian English from the country's reference publisher.

About the Author


The late William E. Messenger and Jan de Bruyn were contributing authors to the The Canadian Writer's Handbook, First Edition. Judy Brown is Senior Instructor, English Department, University of British Columbia. Ramona Montagnes is Director, UBC Writing Centre, English Department, University ofBritish Columbia.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780195446586
ISBN-10: 0195446585
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2011
Pages: 424
Language: English