Linguistic Description in English for Academic Purposes
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This volume provides a concise overview of linguistic description in the field of English for Academic Purposes, charting its evolution and categorizing the various strands of research interest. Given the increasing use of English as a lingua franca, there has been a corresponding upsurge into research in EAP. The book synthesizes this research in one single volume and offers brief overviews on key terms and topics in EAP, including academic events and study genres, professional research genres, and disciplinary discourses. This volume is key reading for graduate students new to the field, as well as established researchers looking into expand their knowledge base in EAP. The work highlights the kinds of descriptions of academic English that have resulted from the research, which can be of interest to disciplinary teachers and lecturers, including those in English medium instruction.
Table of Contents
1. The Terrain of EAP 2. Theory and Methodology 3. The General Academic English Register 4. Study Genres and Events 5. Professional Research Genres and Events 6. Disciplinary Variation 7. Conclusion and Future Directions
Helen Basturkmen is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where she works in research, research supervision and teaching on the MTESOL programme. She edited English for Academic Purposes in the Critical Concepts in Linguistics Series (2015). Prior to this, she worked as an ESOL teacher and teacher educator in the Middle East for many years.