In "Style", John Haynes provides a lively introduction to the study of expression in relation to meaning. Style: * introduces readers to the key areas in the study of style through practical exercises * encourages an interest in and sensitivity to words and structures * enables students to recognize contrasts within and between texts * heightens awareness with regards to word choice, meaning, communicative purpose and stylistic convention * examines an enormous variety of text-types; both literary and non-literary, spoken and written * in addition to numerous exercises, contains suggestions for project work.
New Hart’s Rules gets right down to the nitty-gritty of what you can and cannot do, where to place your commas and semicolons, how long dashes should be, and whether you should be capitalising, hyphenating or hyperventilating at all the different rules. Perhaps that’s why it’s such a practical size. Carry a handbag large enough and you can take it wherever you go, because digesting all the information will certainly take a while [Nikki Graham]