English for Academic Purposes [NOOK Book]

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Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive resource books, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English Language and Applied Linguistics. Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline. Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers' techniques of analysis through practical application. Section B, ...
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English for Academic Purposes

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Overview

Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive resource books, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English Language and Applied Linguistics. Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline. Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers' techniques of analysis through practical application. Section B, Extension, brings together influentiai articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field. Section C, Exploration, builds on knowiedge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own research responses. Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader's understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions. English for Academie Purposes: introduces the major theories, approaches and controversies in the field, gathers together influential readings trom key names in the discipline, including: John Swales, Alastair Pennycook, Greg Myers, Brian Street and Ann Johns, provides numerous exercises as practical study tools that encourage in students a critical approach to the subject. Written by an experienced teacher and researcher in the field, English for Academic Purposes is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.

About the Author:
Ken Hyland is Professor of Education and Head of the Centre forAcademie and Professional Literacies at the Institute of Education, University of London

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‘Hyland’s book is a very welcome addition to the literature on teaching English for academic purposes. It covers a wide range of topics, both comprehensively and thoroughly. This book is certain to become key reading for students, teachers and researchers with an interest in the teaching of English for academic purposes.’Brian Paltridge, University of Sydney, Australia
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203006603
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/30/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Ken Hyland is Professor of Education and Head of the Centre for Academic and Professional Literacies at the Institute of Education, University of London. He has 26 years experience teaching and researching academic and professional literacies.

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Table of Contents


Series editors' preface     xi
Acknowledgements     xiii
How to use this book     xv
Introduction     1
Introduction     7
Conceptions and Controversies     8
Specific or general academie purposes?     9
Study skills or academic literacy?     16
Lingua franca or Tyrannosaurus rex?     24
Pragmatism or critique?     30
Literacies and Practices     37
Discourses, communities and cultures     38
Genre analysis and academic texts     46
Corpus analysis and academic texts     58
Ethnographically oriented analysis and EAP     85
Design and Delivery     72
Needs and rights     73
Development and implementation     81
Methodologies and materials     89
Feedback and assessment     99
Extension     107
Conceptions and Controversies     106
Specific or general academic purposes?     109
Initiating ESL students into the academic discourse community: how far should we go?     109
Specificity revisited: how far should we go now?     113
Study skills or academic literacy?     118
Student writing and staff feedback in higher education: an academic literacies approach     118
Lingua franca or ryrannosauros rex?     124
English as Tyrannosaurus rex     124
Pragmatism or critique?     129
Pragmatist discourse and English for Academic Purposes     129
Vulgar pragmatism, critical pragmatism, and EAP     133
Literacies and Practices     138
Discourses, communities and cultures     139
The narratives of science and nature in popularising molecular genetics     139
Academic tribes and territories: intellectual inquiry and the cultures of disciplines     143
Contrastive ESP rhetoric: metatext in Finnish-English economics texts     147
Genre analysis and academic texts     153
'Selling' or 'telling'? The issue of cultural variation in research genres     153
Informal elements in English academic writing: threats or opportunities for advanced non-native speakers?     157
Corpus analysis and academic texts     163
Qualification and certainty in L1 and L2 students' writing     163
Stylistic features of academic speech: the role of formulaic speech     168
Ethnographically oriented analysis and EAP     174
Redefining 'context' in research on writing      174
Design and Delivery     179
Needs and rights     180
Rights analysis: studying power relations in an academic setting     180
Development and implementation     186
Problem-solving and EAP: themes and issues in a collaborative teaching venture     186
Methodologies and materials     193
Text, role and context     193
Using a genre-based framework to teach organisational structure in academic writing     197
Networking into academic discourse     202
Feedback and assessment     208
'What am I supposed to make of this?' The messages conveyed to students by tutors' written comments     208
Exploration     215
Conceptions and Controversies     216
Specific or general academic purposes?     217
Study skills or academic literacy?     223
Lingua franca or Tyrannosaurus rex?     229
Pragmatism or critique?     235
Literacies and Practices     239
Discourses, communities and cultures     240
Genre analysis and academic texts     246
Corpus analysis and academic texts     254
Ethnographically oriented analysis and EAP     262
Design and Delivery      276
Needs and rights     277
Development and implementation     282
Methodologies and materials     293
Feedback and assessment     302
Glossary     311
Further reading     318
References     325
Author index     336
Subject index     336
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