Academic Writing in Context: Implications and Applications

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Martin Hewings
Bloomsbury Publishing, Jun 21, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 256 pages
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This volume explores a number of themes of current interest to those engaged in researching and teaching academic genres: the social and cultural context of academic writing; differences between the academic and non-academic text; the analysis of particular text types; variation within and across disciplines; and applications of theory in the teaching of writing. The contributors include many of today's most influential scholars in the area of academic literacy, working in a wide variety of tertiary academic contexts in Britain, Finland, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe, Australia and the United States. The implications will be of relevance to all those engaged in teaching academic writing to both native and non-native English speaking students in tertiary education around the world.
 

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Contents

Contributors
7
Acknowledgements
8
Introduction
9
Publications by Tony DudleyEvans
17
educational tensions in writing with the power of knowledge
23
preparing diverse students for the challenges of university texts and cultures
30
Descriptions or explanations? Some methodological issues in Contrastive Rhetoric
43
the case of indicate that
55
Short answers in firstyear undergraduate science writing What kind of genres are they?
104
a case study from social anthropology
122
Cyberdiscourse evolving notions of authorship and the teaching of writing
140
Exemplification strategy in Adam Smiths Wealth of Nations
150
Active verbs with inanimate subjects in scientific research articles
169
predicting future events in academic and business genres
182
an indicator of disciplinary difference and developing disciplinary knowledge
199
Reflections on collaborative practice in EAP materials production
215

the place of personal views in undergraduate essays
63
some conceptual issues
79
Abstracting from abstracts
93

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Martin Hewings is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, University of Birmingham. 

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