The corpora at this site were created by Mark Davies, Professor of Linguistics at Brigham Young University. They have many different uses, including: finding out how native speakers actually speak and write; looking at language variation and change; finding the frequency of words, phrases, and collocates; and designing authentic language teaching materials and resources.
The corpora are used by more than 100,000 people each month (more than 200,000 visits), which makes them perhaps the most widely-used corpora currently available. They also serve as the basis for an increasing number of publications by researchers from throughout the world.
Explorations of Style is a blog by Rachael Cayley, senior lecturer in the Office of English Language and Writing Support in the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. The blog offers readers an ongoing discussion of the challenges of academic writing and discusses strategies to improve the process of expressing our research in writing.
The DocHound is an EU interinstitutional document search resource. It provides links for translators to useful resources of the different EU Institutions all in one place, including proceedings, legislation and news. The page is being updated regularly
The NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty provides detailed information on fundamental physical constants and the International System of Units (SI). It also offers guidance on expressing uncertainty in measurement.
The EEPRS Handbook of Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s Department of English is designed for postgraduate research students who are required to write a master’s or doctoral thesis. However, it is also of interest to other groups, including supervisors of research students, academic staff completing their research degrees part-time, and research associates and assistants who need to write for publication.
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Advice on critical thinking, collecting data, reviewing literature, time management and writing your thesis
The Guide to Punctuation by Larry Trask of the University of Sussex, is written for people who find punctuation difficult. The document starts at the beginning and assumes no knowledge of punctuation at all.
The document also covers a few topics which are not strictly aspects of punctuation, such as the proper use of capital letters, of contractions and abbreviations and of diacritics. The document concludes by explaining the proper way to handle titles, footnotes, references and bibliographies, and it also covers the punctuation of personal and business letters.
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If you're not too sure where commas ought to go, if you're puzzled by colons and semicolons, if hyphens and apostrophes are something of a mystery to you, then this document is for you.
Writing in the Sciences teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review.
El Lèxic panllatí de l’energia eòlica, elaborat per diferents membres de la Xarxa Panllatina de Terminologia (Realiter), recull aproximadament 300 entrades de l’àmbit de l’energia eòlica amb equivalències en català, espanyol, anglès, francès, gallec, italià, portuguès i romanès, i abasta principalment termes comuns d’àmbits com ara la meteorologia. l’aerodinàmica, la transformació de l’energia i el medi ambient.
The University of Manchester’s Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some of the phraseological “nuts and bolts” of writing. It was designed primarily with international students whose first language is not English in mind. However, if you are a native speaker writer, you may still find parts of the material helpful.
The Academic Word List is a list of words that appear with high frequency in English-language academic texts. To find these words, an analysis was done of academic journals, textbooks, course workbooks, lab manuals and course notes. The list was compiled following an analysis of over 3,500,000 words of text.
This site includes exercises for practising the use of academic and general vocabulary.