Speak the Way You Write and Write the Way You Speak: A Guide to Effective Communication
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Dr. Moss Grant reviews the relationship between how words are spoken and how they are written. Its goal is to set a standard for clear and understandable communication, whether written or spoken.
"This book examines how interpreting and translation act as a testing ground for speech and writing as communication between two people. Since the interpreter or translator acts as an intermediary, the negotiation of meaning carries more weight than the spoken or the written word. Above all, I hope to argue that when we clearly articulate a thought in speech, we are also capable to clearly articulate that same thought in writing."
From the Abstract
Table of Contents
Not Another Style Manual
Perceived Separation of Spoken Sentences vs. Written Sentences
The Sentence of Thought
A Disconnect Between Speech and Writing
Second Language Acquisition and Accuracy
Get in Writing
Mystery in Writing: A Return to the Basics without Mystery
The Problem is the Medium
This or That?
Gutted Sentences vs. Convoluted Sentences: We are all Moderates!
The Myth of "I Understand More Than I Can Speak [or Write]."
Be Careful with Field-Specific Jargon
Focus First on Communication Then on Grammatical Accuracy, not the Other Way Around
Say Things Out Loud While Reading and Writing
Myth: Once It is Put Down on Paper or the Screen, It is Done
Myth: Formulas for the Structure of Writing will make You Better Writers
Lack of Commitment in Speech has Infiltrated Written Communication
What is a Sentence?
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