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Analysing Academic Writing : Contextualised Frameworks - Louise J. Ravelli

Analysing Academic Writing

Contextualised Frameworks

Hardcover Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9780826461070
Number Of Pages: 296

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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 and Co-Editor, English for Specific Purposes. This book presents international research by renowned linguists and second language experts across different languages on issues surrounding Academic Writing. Academic Writing is an important skill for students entering tertiary education to learn. Each discipline has its own rules and formulae 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. 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.

'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, UK, and Co-Editor, English for Specific Purposes.
"On the whole, this book gives a clear hint of where research within the Systemic Functional framework is aiming at and convincingly demonstrates how productive this framework is for, precisely, analyzing academic writing." -"Linguist List", April 2006

Introductionp. 1
Patterns of engagement : dialogic features and L2 undergraduate writingp. 5
Managing attitude in undergraduate academic writing : a focus on the introductions to research reportsp. 24
Scholar or consultant? : author-roles of student writers in German business writingp. 45
Word power : negotiating success in a first-year sociology essayp. 66
The exegesis as a genre : an ethnographic examinationp. 84
Signalling the organization of written texts : hyper-themes in management and history essaysp. 104
Developing discipline-specific writing : an analysis of undergraduate geography essaysp. 131
IELTS as preparation for tertiary writing : distinctive interpersonal and textual strategiesp. 153
Technical writing in a second language : the role of grammatical metaphorp. 172
Problems with the metaphorical reconstrual of meaning in Chinese EFL learners' expositionsp. 190
Supporting genre-based literacy pedagogy with technology - the implications for the framing and classification of the pedagogyp. 210
Teaching academic writing on screen : a search for best practicep. 233
Learning to write in the disciplines : the application of systemic functional linguistic theory to the teaching and research of student writingp. 254
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ISBN: 9780826461070
ISBN-10: 0826461077
Series: Open Linguistics (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.18 x 16.31  x 2.11
Weight (kg): 0.57