Abstracts and Abstracting
A Genre and Set of Skills for the Twenty-First CenturyBy
- Tibor Koltay
Despite their changing role, abstracts remain useful in the digital world. Highly beneficial to information professionals and researchers who work and publish in different fields, this book summarizes the most important and up-to-date theory of abstracting, as well as giving advice and examples for the practice of writing different kinds of abstracts. The book discusses the length, the functions and basic structure of abstracts, outlining a new approach to informative and indicative abstracts. The abstractorsâ personality, their linguistic and non-linguistic knowledge and skills are also discussed with special attention.
Paperback, 236 Pages
Published: March 2010
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
- Definitions; The characteristics of the abstract; What does an abstractor have to know? The practice of abstracting: structure, processes and language; The practice of abstracting: examples; Beyond language and style; Conclusion.