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Guidance for English as a Second Language Authors and Their Coauthors

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Given the challenges that face scientists in communicating their work effectively in their native language, authors who make the attempt in a second (or third or fourth) language must surmount even greater obstacles. This chapter addresses the concerns of nonnative English speakers: common pitfalls to avoid, steps toward improving language skills, and advice from nonnative English speakers. Furthermore, this chapter offers guidance for native English speakers when working with nonnative English-speaking colleagues.

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  • Foreign Language
  • Native English Speaker
  • Grammatical Error
  • Professional Editor
  • Common Weakness

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Schultz, D.M. (2009). Guidance for English as a Second Language Authors and Their Coauthors. In: Eloquent Science. American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-935704-03-4_16

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