NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2018, Book 1

Language and Linguistics

WILLIAM HAZLITT’S ESSAYS ON WRITING AND STYLE AS A SOURCE FOR ACADEMIC WRITING

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Oksana Anossova

ABSTRACT

Among W. Hazlitt’s essays a teacher of Academic English can find a lot of essays about remote and present authors, their books, their texts, their works and the style properly discussed in his essays. In addition, literary criticism, writing and style are the subjects repeatedly occurring in W. Hazlitt’s works. William Hazlitt himself was a writer whose exquisite, elegant and ‘familiar’ style made and make reading of his essays attractive and pleasant. His essays can serve two purposes, they present logical and gradual instructions investigating the writing process and, at the same time, they can be taken as an ideal illustration of the style to achieve. In conclusion, the English Romantic essay being comparatively short and thematically consistent does not only build students’ academic vocabulary, enrich their writing skills with syntactic structures and useful phrases but also they contribute to broadening students’ horizons, laying their cultural background and facilitating further intercultural or even transcultural communication implicitly promoting a teaching process as well as improving students’ skills in English.

KEYWORDS

Romanticism prose, academic writing, style, genres, journalism

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference Proceedings 2018 Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-00-3, WILLIAM HAZLITT’S ESSAYS ON WRITING AND STYLE AS A SOURCE FOR ACADEMIC WRITING, 345-351 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/nordsci2018/B1/V1/38