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English for Academic Purposes

An Advanced Resource Book

By Ken Hyland

Routledge – 2006 – 336 pages

Series: Routledge Applied Linguistics

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Description

Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive resource books, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English Language and Applied Linguistics.

Each book in the series guides readers through three main sections, enabling them to explore and develop major themes within the discipline.

  • Section A, Introduction, establishes the key terms and concepts and extends readers' techniques of analysis through practical application.
  • Section B, Extension, brings together influential articles, sets them in context, and discusses their contribution to the field.
  • Section C, Exploration, builds on knowledge gained in the first two sections, setting thoughtful tasks around further illustrative material. This enables readers to engage more actively with the subject matter and encourages them to develop their own research responses.

Throughout the book, topics are revisited, extended, interwoven and deconstructed, with the reader's understanding strengthened by tasks and follow-up questions.

English for Academic Purposes:

  • introduces the major theories, approaches and controversies in the field
  • gathers together influential readings from key names in the discipline, including: John Swales, Alasair Pennycook, Greg Myers, Brian Street and Ann Johns
  • provides numerous exercises as practical study tools that encourage in students a critical approach to this subject.

Written by an experienced teacher and researcher in the field, English for Academic Purposes is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.

Reviews

‘Hyland’s book is a very welcome addition to the literature on teaching English for academic purposes. It covers a wide range of topics, both comprehensively and thoroughly. This book is certain to become key reading for students, teachers and researchers with an interest in the teaching of English for academic purposes.’ Brian Paltridge, University of Sydney, Australia

Contents

Introduction Part A: Introduction Theme 1: Conceptions and Controversies Unit 1: Specific or General Academic Purposes? Unit 2: Study Skills or Academic Literacy? Unit 3: Lingua Franca or Tyrannosaurus Rex? Unit 4: Pragmatism or Critique? Theme 2: Literacies and Practices Unit 5: Discourses, Communities and Cultures Unit 6: Genre Analysis and Academic Texts Unit 7: Corpus Analysis and Academic Texts Unit 8: Ethnographically-Oriented Analysis and EAP Theme 3: Design and Delivery Unit 9: Needs and Rights Unit 10: Development and Implementation Unit 11: Methodologies and Materials Unit 12: Feedback and Assessment Part B: Extension Theme 1: Conceptions and Controversies Unit 1: Specific or General Academic Purposes? Unit 2: Study Skills or Academic Literacy? Unit 3: Lingua Franca or Tyrannosaurus Rex? Unit 4: Pragmatism or Critique? Theme 2: Literacies and Practices Unit 5: Discourses, Communities and Cultures Unit 6: Genre Analysis and Academic Texts Unit 7: Corpus Analysis and Academic Texts Unit 8: Ethnographically-Oriented Analysis and EAP Theme 3: Design and Delivery Unit 9: Needs and Rights Unit 10: Development and Implementation Unit 11: Methodologies and Materials Unit 12: Feedback and Assessment Part C: Exploration Theme 1: Conceptions and Controversies Unit 1: Specific or General Academic Purposes? Unit 2: Study Skills or Academic Literacy? Unit 3: Lingua Franca or Tyrannosaurus rex? Unit 4: Pragmatism or Critique? Theme 2: Literacies and Practices Unit 5: Discourses, Communities and Cultures Unit 6: Genre Analysis and Academic Texts Unit 7: Corpus Analysis and Academic Texts Unit 8: Ethnographically-Oriented Analysis and EAP Theme 3: Design and Delivery Unit 9: Needs and Rights Unit 10: Development and Implementation Unit 11: Methodologies and Materials Unit 12: Feedback and Assessment. Glossary. References

Author Bio

Ken Hyland is Professor of Education and Head of the Centre for Academic and Professional Literacies at the Institute of Education, University of London. He has 26 years experience teaching and researching academic and professional literacies.

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Description: By Ken Hyland. Routledge Applied Linguistics is a series of comprehensive resource books, providing students and researchers with the support they need for advanced study in the core areas of English Language and Applied Linguistics. Each book in the series guides...
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