Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing e-Book for Kindle

Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing e-Book for Kindle

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This book argues that adopting ethnographically oriented perspectives on research into academic writing is a valuable means of deepening understanding of the social influences on language use and individuals' experiences in academic writing contexts, helping to gain insider views of writers' experiences, writing practices, and the contexts in which academic texts are produced and assessed.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-442385-4
  • Print Length (pages): 216

Key features

  • Paltridge, Starfield and Tardy examine a range of academic writing contexts including undergraduate writing, postgraduate writing, writing for publication, and the learning and teaching of academic writing
  • The authors draw together work in the areas of English for academic purposes, academic literacies, genre studies, and writing in the disciplines

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The series attracts single or co-authored volumes from authors researching at the cutting edge of this dynamic field of interdisciplinary enquiry. The titles range from books that make such developments accessible to the non-specialist reader to those which explore in depth their relevance for the way language is to be conceived as a subject, and how courses and classroom activities are to be designed. As such, these books not only extend the field of applied linguistics itself and lend an additional significance to its enquiries, but also provide an indispensable professional foundation for language pedagogy and its practice.

The scope of the series includes:
  • second language acquisition
  • bilingualism and multi/plurilingualism
  • language pedagogy and teacher education
  • testing and assessment
  • language planning and policy
  • language internationalization
  • technology-mediated communication
  • discourse-, conversation-, and contrastive-analysis
  • pragmatics
  • stylistics
  • lexicography
  • translation

Reviews

  • Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing makes a convincing case for the immersion of researchers in carefully described, particular academic cultures and contexts. Importantly, it also looks beyond the lens of textual analysis to the social, political, culture-community, and activity-oriented nature of academic writing. Novice and experienced researchers alike will benefit from the authors' arguments and evidence as to why it is important to conduct ethnographically-oriented studies of academic writing.'
    - Christine Pearson Casanave, Temple University, Japan Campus; Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • "Reader-friendly from the start... It is divided into eight chapters, all worthy of attention, saving us hours of library searching and even more hours of reading... If you are new to research and wish to investigate academic writing, this book is a must-read."
    - Modern English Teacher
  • "a much needed volume... one of the important contributions of this volume is the bridging between research and teaching... a valuable resource... All three authors are leaders of the field who have already paved significant paths in academic writing research employing such perspectives. From graduate students to seasoned researchers and educators, Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing is highly recommended."
    - Journal of Second Language Writing