Academic Writing and Genre: A Systematic Analysis

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Feb 7, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 202 pages
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The focus of this book is the use of genre-based approaches to teaching academic writing. Genre-based courses enable second language learners to integrate their linguistic, organisational and contextual knowledge in a variety of different tasks. The book reviews pedagogical approaches to genre through English for Specific Purposes and Systemic Functional Linguistics to present a synthesis of the current research being undertaken in the field. From this theoretical base, Ian Bruce proposes a new model of genre-based approaches to academic writing, and analyses the ways in which this can be implemented in pedagogy and curriculum design.

Academic Writing and Genre is a cutting-edge monograph which will be essential reading for researchers in applied linguistics.
 

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Contents

The teaching of academic writing
1
From social genre towards pedagogy
13
Constraints on a cognitive genre construct
39
Operationalizing cognitive genres in academic writing
79
Relating cognitive genres to the teaching and learning of writing
109
The scope of social genre knowledge
129
Teaching genre knowledge in an advanced writing course
151
References
171
Appendix 1 Crombies interpropositional relations
185
selection method population and sample
186
Appendix 3 Instructions for the administration of the four writing tasks
188
Appendix 4 Example of an analysed script from Study 2
189
Appendix 5 Results sections corpus
190
Index
191
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Ian Bruce is Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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