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2nd Edition

Teaching Academic L2 Writing
Practical Techniques in Vocabulary and Grammar

ISBN 9781138345348
Published July 31, 2020 by Routledge
494 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

Academic Writing

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Eli Hinkel is Professor of Linguistics and MA-TESL Programs at Seattle Pacific University, USA.