Kumar, Sanjay.

Communication skills / Sanjay Kumar, Pushp Lata. - New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2011. - xvi, 668 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in). - Oxford higher education .

UNIT I ESSENTIALS OF COMMUNICATION ; 1. Fundamentals of Communication ; UNIT 2 DEVELOPING ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS ; 2. Essentials of Grammar ; 3. Applied Grammar and Usage ; 4. Common Errors and Misappropriations ; 5. Jumbled Sentences ; 6. Indianisms ; 7. Basics of Phonetics ; 8. Building Advanced Vocabulary ; UNIT 3 LISTENING SKILLS ; 9. Developing Effective Listening Skills ; UNIT 4 SPEAKING SKILLS ; 10. Non-verbal Communication ; 11. Dynamics of Professional Presentations ; 12. Group Discussions ; 13. Job Interviews ; 14. Public Speaking ; 15. Conversations, Dialogues and Debates ; UNIT 5 READING SKILLS ; 16. Art of Effective Reading ; 17. Combating Reading Comprehension Passages ; UNIT 6 WRITING SKILLS ; 18. Art of Condensation ; 19. Note Making ; 20. Paragraph Writing ; 21. Essay Writing ; 22. Business Letters and Resume Preparation ; 23. Business Reports ; 24. Technical Proposals ; 25. Technical Papers ; 26. E Mail Writing ; 27. Other Business Writings ; 28. Editing and Proofreading.

The book is divided in five units with the first unit focussing on the nuances of the English language covering aspects such as basic and applied grammar, phonetics, and vocabulary development. The subsequent four units focus exclusively on each of the four language skills, namely, speaking, reading, listening, and writing. These four units exhaustively explore, analyse and exemplify the kaleidoscopic world of communication by focusing on reading comprehension, effective listening skills, non-verbal communication, public speaking, professional presentations, group discussions, job interviews, business letters & reports, resume preparation, essay writing, and e-mails.

Offering scores of exercises, the book attempts to prepare students for all the various types of communicating tasks that they are likely to encounter both in their academic and professional lives. With the accompanying audio and video CD, the book can effectively serve as a text for graduating students besides serving as a reference for corporate professionals.


System requirements for accompanying CD-ROM: Windows 2000 or better; Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files ; Flash player.

9780198069324 (pbk.) Rs410.00 0198069324 (pbk.)

2009006664


Interpersonal communication.
English language--Grammar --Textbooks for foreign speakers.
English language--India.

HF5718 / .W67 2009

651.7 KUM / 005181
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