English as an Additional Language in Research Publication and Communication

English as an Additional Language in Research Publication and Communication

by Sally Burgess, Pedro Martin-Martin
     
 

This book brings together a collection of selected empirical studies by researchers and English for Academic Purposes professionals working with scholars who use English as an additional language and who face barriers to publication when communicating the results of their research in the international context. The contributions have their origins in papers and

Overview

This book brings together a collection of selected empirical studies by researchers and English for Academic Purposes professionals working with scholars who use English as an additional language and who face barriers to publication when communicating the results of their research in the international context. The contributions have their origins in papers and workshops presented at the conference «Publishing and Presenting Research Internationally: Issues for Speakers of English as an Additional Language» (PRISEAL), which took place at the University of La Laguna (Spain) from 11 to 13 January 2007. The various issues which are addressed in this volume are grouped into three main themes: 1. Descriptive studies of linguistic and rhetorical features of written and spoken academic genres. 2. Contrastive studies of academic discourse with a focus on rhetorical preferences of members of scientific communities across cultures, disciplines and genres. 3. Studies which evaluate English for Academic Purposes courses and materials in terms of how successfully they develop the scholar’s ability to communicate more effectively in English.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783039114627
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/15/2008
Series:
Linguistic Insights Series: Studies in Language and Communication, #61
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Editors: Sally Burgess lectures in English Language and Linguistics in the Department of English and German Philology at the University of La Laguna. She has worked on contrastive analysis of academic discourse and, more recently, on translation studies. With Margaret Cargill (University of Adelaide) she organised the first PRISEAL conference in January 2007.
Pedro Martín-Martín is a lecturer in the Department of English and German Philology at the University of La Laguna. His main area of interest is contrastive (English-Spanish) academic discourse. He has published a number of articles on this issue and is the author of The Rhetoric of the Abstract in English and Spanish Scientific Discourse (Peter Lang, 2005).

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