Series: Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes

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Abstracts and the Writing of Abstracts by John M. Swales
Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills by John M. Swales
Building Academic Vocabulary by Lawrence J. Zwier
Commentary for Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills by John M. Swales
Creating Contexts: Writing Introductions across Genres by Christine Feak
English in Today's Research World: A Writing Guide by John M. Swales
Giving Academic Presentations. Second Edition by Susan M. Reinhart
Navigating Academia: Writing Supporting Genres by John M. Swales
Speechcraft: Discourse Pronunciation for Advanced Learners by Laura Diane Hahn
Speechcraft: Workbook for Academic Discourse by Laura Diane Hahn
Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Reviewv by Christine Feak

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What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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