Academic Writing and Genre: A Systematic Analysis

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Bloomsbury Academic, Apr 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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From social genre towards pedagogy
Constraints on a cognitive genre construct
Operationalizing cognitive genres in academic writing

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Ian Bruce is Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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