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Style Guide

Style Guide 

Currently in its third edition, the Interuniversity Style Guide for Writing Institutional Texts in English (Manual d’estil interuniversitari per a la redacció de textos institucionals en anglès) is produced and maintained by the Language Quality Work Group of the Vives Network of Universities, in which the University of Barcelona participates.

The Guide aims to facilitate interuniversity communication and improve the quality of the institutional English-language documents we produce for international readers. It is also intended to help our community bolster 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. In line with the other resources on this website, examples of appropriate, inappropriate and incorrect language are boxed in green, yellow and red squares, respectively. Where we consider it helpful for the reader, words in the examples are also highlighted in those colours.
Further reading
Interuniversity style guide for writing institutional texts in English. Xarxa Vives d’Universitats. Grup de Treball de Qualitat Lingüística, 2017, 3a ed. <> [consulta: 20 novembre 2017].

Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics
Darrera actualització: 11-2-2021
Recommended citation:
«Style Guide» [en línia]. A: Criteris de la Universitat de Barcelona (CUB). Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona. Serveis Lingüístics. <> [consulta: 16 octubre 2021].