Teaching and Researching Writing / Edition 2

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This book provides an authoritative, readable and up-to-date guide to the major themes and developments in current writing theory, research and teaching. Written in a clear, accessible style, it covers theoretical and conceptual issues, addresses current questions and shows how research has fed into state-of-the-art teaching methods, practices, materials and software applications. Thoroughly updated and revised, this second edition also contains a new chapter on important issues in writing such as genre, context and identity.

The book includes:

  • Suggestions for teaching approaches and small-scale,
    do-able research projects, illustrated with case studies
  • Clearly laid out discussions of key topics using bullet points, screen shots, sidebars and quote boxes
  • An extensive compendium of resources including lists of major journals, websites, professional associations, conferences and on-line databases
  • A recommended reading section and glossary of key terms

The combination of teaching and research analysis with practical information makes this an invaluable resource for teachers, supervisors, students, materials writers, trainers and professionals engaged in language study and teaching.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781408205051
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/15/2010
  • Series: Applied Linguistics in Action Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Hyland is Professor of Applied Linguistics in Education and Director of the Centre for Academic and Professional Literacies at the Institute of Education, University of London. A co-editor of the journal Applied Linguistics, he has worked in 6 different countries and published over 130 articles and 14 books on language teaching, EAP and second language writing.

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Table of Contents



Section I: Concepts and issues

1 An overview of writing

1.1 Text-oriented research and teaching

1.2 Writer-oriented research and teaching

1.3 Reader-oriented research and teaching

1.4 Conclusion

Further reading

2 Issues in writing

2.1 Writing and context

2.2 Literacy and expertise

2.3 Writing and culture

2.4 Writing and technology

2.5 Writing and genre

2.6 Writing and identity

2.7 Conclusion

Further reading

Section II: Applying writing research

3 Research-based writing courses

3.1 Research and writing pedagogy

3.2 Writ 101: process in practice

3.3 Genre in primary classrooms: the New South Wales (NSW) K-6 syllabus

3.4 Go for Gold: writing for a reason

3.5 Understanding professional and academic texts

Further readings

4 Research-based materials, methods and resources

4.1 Research writing: an advanced EAP textbook

4.2 WordPilot 2000: corpora-assisted writing

4.3 A lexis for study? The Academic Word List

4.4 Scaffolding literacy skills: writing frames

4.4 Check my words: technology and autonomy

4.5 Writing portfolios: pedagogy and assessment

Further reading

Section III: Researching writing

5 Research practices and research issues

5.1 Practitioner research

5.2 Research issues

5.3 Research methods

5.4 Research topics

Further reading

6 Research cases: observing and reporting

6.1 Questionnaire research on faculty beliefs and practices

6.2 Experimental research on peer-response training

6.3 Interview research on scientists’ writing practices

6.4 Protocol research on the writing process

6.5 Diary research on the research process

6.6 Conclusion

Further reading

7 Research cases: texts and contexts

7.1 Genre analysis research on scientific abstracts

7.2 Contrastive rhetoric research on hedging and boosting

7.3 Case-study research of workplace writing

7.4 Ethnographic research on teacher written feedback

7.5 Literacy research among disadvantaged adults

7.6 Conclusion

Further reading

Section IV: References and resources

8 Key areas and texts

8.1 Literacy

8.2 Rhetoric

8.3 Scientific and technical writing

8.4 Professional and business communication

8.5 First-language writing

8.6 Journalism and print media

8.7 Second-language writing instruction

8.8 Pragmatics

8.8 Translation studies

8.9 Literary studies

8.10 English for Academic Purposes

8.11 Blogs, wikis and webpages

8.12 Multimodal discourses

8.13 Forensic linguistics

8.14 Creative writing

9 Key sources

9.1 Books

9.2 Journals

9.3 Professional associations

9.4 Writing conferences

9.5 Email lists and bulletin boards

9.6 Writing websites

9.7 Databases



Author Index

Subject Index

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