Welcome

Welcome to the online version of the Interuniversity Style Guide for Writing Institutional Texts in English (Manual d’estil interuniversitari per a la redacció de textos institucionals en anglès), presented in this format for the UAB community by the Language Service.

The content of this online guide is taken from the current (second) edition  of the Guide, produced and maintained by the Language Quality Work Group of the Vives Network of Universities, in which the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona participates.

A downloadable version of the Style Guide can be accessed on the UAB’s Dipòsit Digital de Documents at this link.

This Guide aims to facilitate inter-university communication and improve the quality of the institutional English-language documents that we produce for international readers. It is also aimed at helping our community to strengthen its knowledge of the English language and acquire the linguistic competence in English that is widely considered to be necessary.

Loosely modelled on existing style manuals (including the English Style Guide of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Translation and The Chicago Manual of Style), the Guide is organised into different sections addressing specific and general aspects of language style. These sections have been repeated in this online adaptation of the Guide.

For further information on the objectives of this guide,  please click here.

We hope that you find this guide to be practical, informative and easy to use; above all, we hope that it makes a solid contribution to helping you in your writing needs.

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The Xarxa Vives Interuniversity Style Guide for Writing Institutional Texts in English received an Interlingua 2012 grant from the Generalitat de Catalunya, which we most gratefully acknowledge.

Servei de Llengües, UAB