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Abstracts and Abstracting: A Genre and…

Abstracts and Abstracting: A Genre and Skills for the 21st Century (edition 2010)

by Tibor Koltay

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Title:Abstracts and Abstracting: A Genre and Skills for the 21st Century
Authors:Tibor Koltay
Info:Chandos Publishing (2010), Paperback, 200 pages
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Abstracts and Abstracting: A Genre and Skills for the 21st Century by Tibor Koltay



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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 184334517X, Paperback)

Abstracts are as useful and beneficial in today's digital environment as they were in the print-era. Here is a comprehensive new resource detailing the most important and up-to-date theories in abstracting, and effective, practical guidance on writing abstracts. Author Tibor Koltay discusses abstracts basic structures and functions plus important new approaches for informative and indicative abstracts. Koltay demonstrates current best practices and model implementation by including successful real world examples, and provides step-by-step guidelines for implementing essential abstracting rules of thumb.

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Despite their changing role, abstracts remain useful in the digital world. Highly beneficial to information professionals and researchers who work and publish in different fields, this book summarizes the most important and up-to-date theory of abstracting, as well as giving advice and examples for the practice of writing different kinds of abstracts. The book discusses the length, the functions and basic structure of abstracts, outlining a new approach to informative and indicative abstracts. The abstractors' personality, their linguistic and non-linguistic knowledge and skills are also discussed with special attention. Despite the relatively large number of textbooks on the topic there is no up-to-date book on abstracting in the English languageIn addition to providing a comprehensive coverage of the topic, the proposed book contains novel views - especially on informative and indicative abstractsThe discussion is based on an interdisciplinary approach, blending the methods of library and information science and linguistics.… (more)

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