English for Academic Research

English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises

Authors: Wallwork, Adrian

  • Contains examples from around 5000 real-life papers
  • Covers problematic word groups, such as rise, arise, raise 
  • All exercises have a key, with detailed explanations where appropriate
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About this book

This book is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English (long sentences, redundancy, poor structure etc). It draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, around 3000 emails, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of teaching researchers how to write and present research papers.

The exercises are organized into nine chapters on: adjectives and adverbs (e.g. actual vs current, different vs several, continually vs continuously),  link words (e.g. on the contrary vs on the other hand, despite vs nevertheless), nouns (e.g. danger vs hazard, measure vs measurement), prepositions (e.g. among vs between, in vs into, with vs within), verbs (e.g. check vs control, compose vs comprise, arise vs raise, exclude vs rule out), false friends and synonyms, spelling, useful phrases, emails

Nearly all exercises require no actual writing but simply choosing between various options, thus facilitating self-study, e-reading and rapid progress.

The exercises can also be integrated into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses at universities and research institutes.

The book can be used in conjunction with the other exercise books in the series:

English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises

English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises

About the authors

Adrian Wallwork is the author of around 30 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students from 35 countries to write and present academic work.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $14.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4268-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $19.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4267-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises
Authors
Series Title
English for Academic Research
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4268-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4268-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4267-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 193
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