ERIC Number: ED396585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Material Writer's Guide.
Byrd, Patricia, Ed.
This guide is a collection of essays on the writing of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) textbooks and other instructional materials. Articles include: "Writing and Publishing Textbooks (Patricia Byrd); "The Craft of Materials Writing" (Fraida Dubin); "Considering Culture: Guidelines for ESL/EFL Textbook Writers" (Gayle Nelson); "Issues in the Writing and Publication of Grammar Textbooks" (Byrd); "Developing ESL Writing Materials for Publication OR Writing as a Learning Experience" (Joy Reid); "The Why, What, and How of ESL Reading Instruction: Some Guidelines for Writers of ESL Reading Textbooks" (JoAnn Crandall); "Authentic Second/Foreign Language Listening Texts: Issues of Definition, Operationalization, and Application" (Patricia A. Dunkel); "Creating Pronunciation-Based ESL Materials for Publication" (Linda Grant); "English for Academic Purposes" (John M. Swales); "Textbooks for Training Programs for International Teaching Assistants at U.S. Universities" (Byrd, Janet C. Constantinides); "Answers for Commonly Asked Questions: Copyright Law and Textbook Writers" (Martha Low, Dominick Vetri); "Working with Publishers, Authoring vs. Coauthoring, Preparing a Manuscript, and After Your Manuscript Is Completed: Advice on Producing a Published Textbook" (Patricia K. Werner, and others); and "Critical Issues in the Process of Revising ESL/EFL Materials for a New Edition" (Erik Gunderson). (MSE)
Descriptors: Authors, Copyrights, Course Content, Cultural Awareness, Editing, English for Academic Purposes, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Grammar, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Legal Problems, Listening Skills, Material Development, Pronunciation Instruction, Publishing Industry, Reading Instruction, Revision (Written Composition), Second Language Instruction, Skill Development, Teacher Education, Teaching Assistants, Textbook Preparation, Writing for Publication
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