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Cambridge Applied Linguistics : Research Genres: Explorations and Applications - John M. Swales

Cambridge Applied Linguistics

Research Genres: Explorations and Applications

Paperback Published: 1st November 2004
ISBN: 9780521533348
Number Of Pages: 328

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This book provides a rich and accessible account of genre studies by a world-renowned applied linguist. The hardback edition discusses today's research world, its various configurations of genres, and the role of English within the genres. Theoretical and methodological issues are explored, with a special emphasis on various metaphors of genre. The book is full of carefully worded detail and each chapter ends with suggestions for pedagogical practice. The volume closes with evaluations of contrastive rhetoric, applied corpus linguistics, and critical approaches to EAP. Research Genres provides a rich and scholarly account of this key area.

" As in Genre Analysis, Swales skilfully blends extensive knowledge in this area with detailed examples drawn from a variety of sources, including the Michigan Corpus of Academic Spoken English (MICASE). His writing is personal, honest, and humorous and fully captures the influence on the genres on the research world. It offers an important and rich discussion of the complexities involved in approaching and thinking about research genres." The Canadian Modern Language Review

Toward a world of genre
The role of English in the research world
Theoretical and methodological issues
'Getting done': The PhD dssertation
The PhD defense
Research talk and research talks
The Research Article Revisited
Three remaining issues
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ISBN: 9780521533348
ISBN-10: 0521533341
Series: Cambridge Applied Linguistics Series
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.45