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Writing : Texts, Processes and Practices - Christopher N. Candlin

Writing

Texts, Processes and Practices

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Published: 18th March 1999
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Writing: Texts, Processes and Practices offers an innovative and multidisciplinary approach to writing in a variety of academic and professional settings. The book is composed of a series of original research-based accounts by leading authorities from a range of disciplines. The papers are linked through a unifying perspective which emphasises the role of cultural and institutional practices in the construction and interpretation of written texts.

This important new book integrates different approaches to text analysis, different perspectives on writing processes, and the different methodologies used to research written texts. Throughout,an explicit link is made between research and practice illustrated with reference to a number of case studies drawn from professional and classroom contexts.

The book will be of considerable interest to those concerned with professional or academic writing and will be of particular value to students and lecturers in applied linguistics, communication studies, discourse analysis, and professional communications training.

The contributors to this volume are:

Robert J. Barrett
Vijay K. Bhatia
Christopher N. Candlin
Yu-Ying Chang
Sandra Gollin
Ken Hyland
Roz Ivanic
Mary R. Lea
Ian G. Malcolm
John Milton
Greg Myers
Guenter A. Plum
Brian Street
John M. Swales
Sue Weldon
Patricia Wright

Introduction
Expression: Focus On Text
Integrating products, processes, purposes and participants in professional writing
Interaction in writing: principles and problems
Writing as academic literacies: understanding textual practices in higher education
Interpretation: Focus On Process
Writing and information design of healthcare materials
Disciplinary discourses: writer stance in research articles
Writing as an intercultural process
Explanation: Focus On Research
Informal elements in English academic writing: threats or opportunities for advanced non-native speakers?
Researching the writer-reader relationship
Engaging with challenges of interdiscursivity in academic writing: researchers, students and tutors
Realisation: Focus On Praxis
Lexical thickets and electronic gateways: making text accessible by novice writers
The writing-talking cure: an ethnography of record-speech events in a psychiatric hospital
Why? I thought we'd talked about it before: collaborative writing in a professional workplace setting
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ISBN: 9780582317505
ISBN-10: 0582317509
Series: Applied Linguistics and Language Study
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 18th March 1999
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.34  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1