Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language: A Handbook for Students and their Supervisors

2nd Edition

Brian Paltridge, Sue Starfield

Published August 7, 2019
Reference - 236 Pages
ISBN 9781138048706 - CAT# Y330324

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Fully updated and packed with new material, the second edition of Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is the ideal guide for non-native speaker students and their supervisors working on writing a thesis or dissertation in English.

Considering the purposes of thesis and dissertation of writing alongside writer/reader relationships, this book uses accessible language and practical examples to discuss issues that are crucial to successful thesis and dissertation writing. This edition offers:

  • Insights into the experience of being a doctoral writer, issues of writer identity, and writing with authority
  • Typical language and discourse features of theses and dissertations
  • Advice on the structure and organisation of key sections
  • Suggestions for online resources which support writing
  • Extracts from completed theses and dissertations
  • Guidance on understanding examiner expectations
  • Advice on publishing from a PhD

Suitable for students from all disciplines, Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language is essential reading for non-native speaker students looking to complete a thesis or dissertation in English.


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