The new edition of this comprehensive text fills an important role in teacher professional preparation by focusing on how to teach the grammar and vocabulary that are essential for all L2 writing teachers and student-writers. Before L2 writers can begin to successfully produce academic prose, they need to understand the foundations of the language and develop the language tools that will help them build reasonable quality text. Targeting specific problem areas of students’ writing, this text offers a wealth of techniques for teaching writing, grammar, and vocabulary to second-language learners.
Updated with current research and recent corpus analysis findings, the second edition features a wealth of new materials, including new teaching activities; student exercises and assignments; and substantially revised appendices with supplementary word and phrase lists and sentence components. Designed for preservice ESL/ELT/TESOL courses as well as Academic Writing and Applied Linguistics courses, this book includes new, contextualized examples in a more accessible and easy-to-digest format.
Table of Contents
Part I. Academic Text and Teaching Second Language Writing
Chapter 1. The Importance of Text in Academic Writing: Ongoing Goals in
Teaching L2 Skills
Chapter 2. Student Writing in Colleges and Universities
Chapter 3. Designing a Course of Study
Part II. Sentences and Their Parts: Vocabulary and Grammar
Chapter 4. Sentences, Phrases, and Text Construction
Chapter 5. Nouns and the Noun Phrase
Chapter 6. More on the Noun Phrase: Pronouns
Chapter 7. Verb Tenses and Active-Passive Constructions in Text Cohesion
Chapter 8. Lexical Classes of Verbs: Meanings and Text Functions
Chapter 9. Adjectives and Adverbs in Academic Discourse
Part III. Text and Discourse Organization: The Sentence and Beyond
Chapter 10. Backgrounding Discourse and Information: Subordinate Clauses
Chapter 11. Rhetorical Features of Text: Cohesion and Coherence
Chapter 12. Hedging in Academic Text in English
Appendix A. Formulaic Expressions, Sentence Stems, and Phrases for Speaking,
Presenting, and Participating in Meetings
Appendix B. Constructions, Phrases, Formulaic Sequences, and Sentence Stems for
Eli Hinkel is Professor of Linguistics and MA-TESL Programs at Seattle Pacific University, USA.