LINGUIST List 15.1737

Tue Jun 8 2004

Books: Applied Linguistics: Ravelli, Ellis (Eds)

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  1. ksayers, Analysing Academic Writing: Ravelli, Ellis (Eds)

Message 1: Analysing Academic Writing: Ravelli, Ellis (Eds)

Date: Tue, 8 Jun 2004 07:10:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: ksayers <>
Subject: Analysing Academic Writing: Ravelli, Ellis (Eds)

Title: Analysing Academic Writing
Subtitle: Contextualized Frameworks
Series Title: Open Linguistics Series

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher:	Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Editor: Louise J Ravelli, University of New South Wales
Editor: Robert A Ellis, University of Sydney

Hardback: ISBN: 0826461077, Pages: 272, Price: U.K. �75.00


'The balance struck in this volume between discussion of theory and
reports on and suggestions for practice make it an invaluable
collection for all those engaged in researching and teaching academic
writing. Most of the contributions present work influenced by systemic
functional linguistics, but the collection will also be of interest to
those adopting alternative approaches.' Martin Hewings, Senior
Lecturer, English Department, University of Birmingham.

This book presents international research by renowned linguists and
second language experts across different languages on issues
surrounding academic writing. Academic writing is an essential skill
for students entering tertiary education. Each discipline has its own
standards of acceptable academic and pedagogic discourse, and the
essays collected in this volume analyze how these vary according to
subject. Using a primarily Systemic Functional Linguistic approach,
the contributors foreground the relations between academic writing and
the social, cultural and educational context in which such written
discourse is undertaken.

This volume covers the writing not only native speakers of the
language in which they are being taught, but also that of those to
whom the language of pedagogy is secondary. Analysing Academic Writing
uses case studies drawn from EFL students; the affect of the
International English Language Testing System on academic writing, the
role of technology in pedagogic discourse; writing within specific
disciplines and across different subjects; the problems of
constructing an evaluative stance in academic writing; and technical
writing in a second language.

Lingfield(s):	Applied Linguistics
		Language Acquisition
Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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