Research Perspectives on English for Academic Purposes

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The number of non-native students studying in English-medium universities has increased over the past decade. Paralleling this growth is the interest in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). No one research-based volume has yet investigated the theoretical issues and pedagogical concerns of the area. This wide-ranging volume of specially commissioned articles from leading scholars in the field aims to bring to the wider community current research in the field and its implications for pedagogy. It offers a ...

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Overview

The number of non-native students studying in English-medium universities has increased over the past decade. Paralleling this growth is the interest in English for Academic Purposes (EAP). No one research-based volume has yet investigated the theoretical issues and pedagogical concerns of the area. This wide-ranging volume of specially commissioned articles from leading scholars in the field aims to bring to the wider community current research in the field and its implications for pedagogy. It offers a state-of-the-art representation of research in EAP and will help define the field in the coming years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521805186
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 484
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction to Part I;
1. Issues in EAP: A preliminary perspective John Flowerdew and Matthew Peacock;
2. Language use, language planning and EAP Chris Kennedy;
3. EAP-related linguistic research: An Intellectual History John M. Swales;
4. Linguistic research and EAP pedagogy Brian Paltridge;
5. International scientific English: The language of research scientists around the World Alistair Wood;
6. Discipline specificity and EAP Caroline Clapham;
7. World Englishes: issues in and from academic writing assessment Liz Hamp-Lyons and Bonnie Wenxia Zhang;
8. Addressing issues of power and difference in ESL academic writing Suresh Canagarajah;
9. I'll go with the group": Rethinking 'Discourse community' In EAP Sue Starfield;
10. EAP Assessment: issues, models, and outcomes Geoff Brindley and Steven Ross; Introduction to Part II;
11. The EAP curriculum: issues, methods, and challenges John Flowerdew and Matthew Peacock;
12. Twenty years of needs analyses: reflections on a personal journey George Braine;
13. The curriculum renewal process in English for academic purposes programs Fredricka L. Stoller;
14. Team teaching in EAP: Changes and adaptations in the Birmingham approach Tony Dudley-Evans;
15. Does the Emperor have no clothes? A re-examination of grammar in content-based instruction Donna M. Brinton and Christine A. Holten;
16. The specialised vocabulary of English for academic purposes Averil Coxhead and Paul Nation;
17. Language learning strategies and EAP proficiency: Teacher views, student views, and test results Matthew Peacock;
18. Issues in EAP testdevelopment: What one institution and its history tell us Fred Davidson and Yeonsuk Cho;
19. Teaching writing for academic purposes Dana R. Ferris;
20. Reading academic English: Carrying learners across the lexical threshold Tom Cobb and Marlise Horst;
21. Incorporating reading into EAP writing courses Alan Hirvela;
22. The development of EAP oral discussion ability Peter Robinson, Gregory Strong, Jennifer Whittle, and Shuichi Nobe;
23. Second language lecture comprehension research in naturalistic controlled conditions Steve Tauroza;
24. Designing tasks for developing study competence and study skills in English Alan Waters and Mary Waters;
25. Promoting EAP learner autonomy in a second language University context Tony Lynch; References; Index.
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