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Williams, Joseph M.

Works: 60 works in 362 publications in 7 languages and 17,633 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Academic theses  History  Style manuals  Abstracts  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LB2369, 808.02
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Most widely held works by Joseph M Williams
The craft of research by Wayne C Booth( Book )

92 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 5,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here's a concise, practical guide to mastering the art of research. Filled with the tested strategies and expert advice of three distinguished scholars, this book helps you plan, carry out, and report on research in any field, at any level - a term paper, a dissertation, an article, or a book." "The Craft of Research is about more than the mechanics of fact gathering: it's a unique introduction to doing research effectively. Clearly written and easy to use, it teaches the skills that are essential to the success of any research project." "Wayne Booth, Gregory Colomb, and Joseph Williams chart every stage of the research process, from finding a topic and generating research questions about it to marshalling evidence, constructing arguments, creating a first draft, and revising that draft for a final report that meets the needs of a community of readers."--Jacket
A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertations by Kate L Turabian( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This manual has a three-part structure, beginning with an overview of the steps in the research and writing process, including formulating questions, reading critically, building arguments, and revising drafts. Part II provides an overview of citation practices with detailed information on the two main scholarly citation styles (notes-bibliography and author-date), an array of source types with contemporary examples, and detailed guidance on citing online resources. The final section treats all matters of editorial style, with advice on punctuation, capitalization, spelling, abbreviations, table formatting, and the use of quotations. Style and citation recommendations have been revised throughout to reflect the sixteenth edition of The Chicago Manual of Style
Style : toward clarity and grace by Joseph M Williams( Book )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This acclaimed book is a master teacher's tested program for turning clumsy prose into clear, powerful, and effective writing. A logical, expert, easy-to-use plan for achieving excellence in expression, Style offers neither simplistic rules nor endless lists of dos and don'ts. Rather, Joseph Williams explains how to be concise, how to be focused, how to be organized. Filled with realistic examples of good, bad, and better writing, and step-by-step strategies for crafting a sentence or organizing a paragraph, Style does much more than teach mechanics: it helps anyone who must write clearly and persuasively transform even the roughest of drafts into a polished work of clarity, coherence, impact, and personality
Style : ten lessons in clarity & grace by Joseph M Williams( Book )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in English and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Origins of the English language, a social and linguistic history by Joseph M Williams( Book )

20 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in English and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social and linguistic history of the English language is presented in this book. Part 1, "History and Language," discusses such topics as the aims of language history, the beginning of language, grammars, and language meaning. Part 2, "Words and Meanings," explores Old English, Middle English, the establishment of modern English, creating new words, semantic change, and semantic change and its social context. Part 3, "Grammar and Sound," discusses grammatical structure, grammatical change and noun and verb phrases, grammar and phonology, phonological change, and Black English. An index of Modern English words is also included. (Ts)
Student's guide to writing college papers by Kate L Turabian( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"High school students, two-year college students, and university students all need to know how to write a well-reasoned, coherent research paper--and for decades Kate Turabian's Student's Guide to Writing College Papers has helped them to develop this critical skill. In the new fourth edition of Turabian's popular guide, the team behind Chicago's widely respected The Craft of Research has reconceived and renewed this classic for today's generation. Designed for less advanced writers than Turabian's Manual of Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams here introduce students to the art of defining a topic, doing high-quality research with limited resources, and writing an engaging and solid college paper. The Student's Guide is organized into three sections that lead students through the process of developing and revising a paper. Part 1, "Writing Your Paper," guides students through the research process with discussions of choosing and developing a topic, validating sources, planning arguments, writing drafts, avoiding plagiarism, and presenting evidence in tables and figures. Part 2, "Citing Sources," begins with a succinct introduction to why citation is important and includes sections on the three major styles students might encounter in their work - Chicago, MLA, and APA - all with full coverage of electronic source citation. Part 3, "Style," covers all matters of style important to writers of college papers, from punctuation to spelling to presenting titles, names, and numbers."--Publisher description
Style : lessons in clarity and grace by Joseph M Williams( Book )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging and direct, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace is the guidebook for anyone who wants to write well. Williams' and Bizup's clear, accessible style models the kind of writing that audiences-both in college and after-will admire. The principles offered here help writers understand what readers expect and encourage writers to revise to meet those expectations more effectively. This book is all you need to understand the principles of effective writing. - Publisher
Style : the basics of clarity and grace by Joseph M Williams( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the elemental principles of writing that empower you to write as a way to explore your thinking. This book presents a problem-solution structure to show you what most guides only tell you. The principles are offered not as hard-and-fast rules, but as commonsense approaches to help you diagnose your own prose quickly and revise it effectively. Williams' book engages you in a conversation on writing and teaches you techniques that can help you write clearly--with grace and style.--from publisher's description
Standards and dialects in English by Timothy Shopen( Book )

10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on linguistic variation in English that distinguishes communities and social groups from one another includes: "Standard English: Biography of a Symbol" (Shirley Brice Heath); "The Rise of Standard English" (Margaret Shaklee); "English Orthography" (Wayne O'Neil); "How Pablo Says 'Love' and 'Stove'" and "An Afterword: How English Speakers Say 'Finger' and 'Sing'" (Timothy Shopen); "Creative Spelling by Young Children" (Charles Read); "Selections from Bengt Loman's 'Conversations in a Negro American Dialect'" (Timothy Shopen); "The Speech of the New York City Upper Class" (Geoffrey Nunberg); and "On the Application of Sociolinguistic Information: Test Evaluation and Dialect Differences in Appalachia" (Walt Wolfram, Donna Christian) and "An Afterword: The Accidents of History" (Joseph M. Williams). (Mse)
Style and variables in English by Timothy Shopen( Book )

12 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of articles on the kinds of variation in English that one finds within the language of one group or one person includes: "The English Language as Rule-Governed Behavior" (Timothy Shopen); "The English Language as Use-Governed Behavior" (Joseph M. Williams); "Styles" (Ann D. Zwicky); "The Organization of Discourse" (Charlotte Linde); "Literary Style: The Personal Voice" (Joseph M. Williams); "a Researcher's Guide to the Sociolinguistic Variable (ing)" (Benji Wald, Timothy Shopen); and "English in Los Angeles: Searching for a Speech Community" (Benji Wald). (Mse)
The craft of argument by Joseph M Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new English; structure, form, style by Joseph M Williams( Book )

8 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The craft of argument, with readings( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ying wen xie zuo de mei li : shi da jing dian zhun ze : ren ren du neng xie chu qing xi you you ya de wen zhang by Joseph M Williams( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some grammatical characteristics of continuous discourse by Joseph M Williams( )

6 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mastering legal writing & editing : how to write better & faster( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Style : lessons in clarity and grace, books a la carte edition by Joseph M Williams( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A arte da pesquisa by Wayne C Booth( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in Portuguese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oferece instrumentação necessária para o trabalho intelectual nos diferentes níveis e nas diversas áreas: estudante que se prepara para o vestibular, pesquisador que escreve uma tese, funcionário que redige um documento
The fringe dwellers by Joseph M Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Christian and Laura can't stay together, but yet can't stay apart. They've broken up over drinking too much of the juice from a Slurpee and handing back a cup of ice and after arguing who loves the other more. The Fringe Dwellers comically explores what happens when you can't stop breaking up with the person you're destined to be stuck with for the
Problems into PROBLEMS : a rhetoric of motivation by Joseph M Williams( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

" ... provides a thoughtful analysis that offers much to both writers and teachers of writing. Joseph M. Williams situates his monograph by referring not only to existing work on problem solving in rhetoric and composition, but on our treatment of problems in our writing and teaching"--Website
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The craft of research
Alternative Names
Joseph M. Williams Amerikaans taalkundige (1933-2008)

Williams, Joe.

Williams, Joe 1933-

Williams Joe 1933-2008

Williams, Joe (Joseph M.)

Williams, Joe (Joseph M.), 1933-

Williams, Joseph

Williams, Joseph Marek 1933-2008

Уильямс, Джозеф М.

Уильямс, Джозеф М 1933-

جوزيف م. ويليمز

윌리암스, 조섭 M

윌리엄스, 조셉

윌리엄스, 조셉 M

ウィリアムズ, ジョセフ M.

A manual for writers of term papers, theses, and dissertationsStyle : toward clarity and graceStyle : ten lessons in clarity & graceOrigins of the English language, a social and linguistic historyStudent's guide to writing college papersStyle : lessons in clarity and graceStyle : the basics of clarity and graceThe craft of argumentThe craft of argument, with readings