Grabe, W. (2011). Handbook articles: In defense of the synthesis article. The Modern Language Journal, 95, 645-646.
摘要：Grabe discusses the usefulness of contributing synthesis articles to linguistics-related handbooks. The benefits of writing synthesis articles, Grabe contends, include opportunities "to reflect on the field of study that I work in, to prioritize multiple and sometimes competing ideas, to read more widely in new research than might otherwise be justified, to translate and extend findings in new ways, to link (synthesize) various threads of research, to find coherent lines of development that are persuasive, to make new connections to other areas of research, and to make persuasive arguments for my own perspective on a field and some of its more controversial issues." Adapted from the source document
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