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The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes

Edited By

Ken Hyland


Philip Shaw

ISBN 9780367468163
Published January 7, 2019 by Routledge
670 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to English for Academic Purposes (EAP), covering the main theories, concepts, contexts and applications of this fast-growing area of applied linguistics. Forty-five chapters are organised into eight sections covering:

    • Conceptions of EAP
    • Contexts for EAP
    • EAP and language skills
    • Research perspectives
    • Pedagogic genres
    • Research genres
    • Pedagogic contexts
    • Managing learning.

Authored by specialists from around the world, each chapter focuses on a different area of EAP and provides a state-of-the-art review of the key ideas and concepts. Illustrative case studies are included wherever possible, setting out in an accessible way the pitfalls, challenges and opportunities of research or practice in that area. Suggestions for further reading are included with each chapter.

The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes is an essential reference for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of EAP within English, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Table of Contents

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1 Introduction

Ken Hyland and Philip Shaw


Conceptions of EAP

2 General and specific EAP

Ken Hyland

3 Academic literacies: a critical lens on writing and reading in the academy

Theresa Lillis and Jackie Tuck

4 English as the academic lingua franca

Anna Mauranen, Niina Hynninen and Elina Ranta

5 Composition studies and EAP

Christine M. Tardy and Soomin Jwa


Contexts for EAP


John Airey

7 EAP in multilingual English-dominant contexts

Jean Parkinson

8 EAP at the tertiary level in China: challenges and possibilities

An Cheng

9 EAP in Latin America

Françoise Salager-Meyer, Graciela Mercedes Llopis de Segura and

Rosinda de Castro Guerra Ramos


EAP and language skills

10 Academic reading into writing

Alan Hirvela

11 Language and L2 writing: learning to write and writing to learn in

academic contexts

Rosa M. Manchón

12 Dialogic interaction

Helen Basturkmen

13 Listening to lectures

Michael P.H. Rodgers and Stuart Webb

14 Acquiring academic and disciplinary vocabulary

Averil Coxhead


Research perspectives

15 Systemic functional linguistics and EAP

Susan Hood

16 Corpus studies in EAP

Hilary Nesi

17 Ethnographic perspectives on English for academic purposes research

Brian Paltridge and Sue Starfield

18 Intertextuality and plagiarism

Diane Pecorari

19 Genre analysis

Philip Shaw

20 Multimodal approaches to English for academic purposes

Kay L. O’Halloran, Sabine Tan and Bradley A. Smith

21 Intercultural rhetoric

Ulla Connor, Estela Ene and Ana Traversa

22 Critical perspectives

Christopher J. Macallister


Pedagogic genres

23 Undergraduate assignments and essay exams

Roger Graves and Stephanie White

24 Lectures

Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli and Mercedes Querol-Julián

25 Textbooks

Marina Bondi

26 Seminars

Marta Aguilar

27 PhD adviser and student interactions as a spoken academic genre

Beyza Björkman

28 PhD defences and vivas

Špela Mežek and John M. Swales


Research genres

29 Genre approaches to theses and dissertations

Paul Thompson

30 The academic poster genre: friend or foe?

Larissa D’Angelo

31 Research articles

Betty Samraj

32 Interpersonal meaning and audience engagement in academic

presentations: a multimodal discourse analysis perspective

Gail Forey and Dezheng Feng

33 Research blogs, wikis, and tweets

Maria Kuteeva


Pedagogic contexts

34 EAP in school settings

Sally Humphrey

35 The Common Core in the United States: a major shift in standards

and assessment

Ann M. Johns

36 EAP pedagogy in undergraduate contexts

Neomy Storch, Janne Morton and Celia Thompson

37 EAP support for post-graduate students

Christine B. Feak

38 English for professional academic purposes

Diane D. Belcher, Francisco Javier Barron Serrano and Hae Sung Yang


Managing learning

39 Writing centres and the turn toward multilingual and multiliteracy

writing tutoring

Magnus Gustafsson and Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams

40 EAP management

Andy Gillett

41 EAP teacher development

Alex Ding and Gemma Campion

42 Needs analysis for curriculum design

Ana Bocanegra-Valle

43 EAP materials and tasks

Fredricka L. Stoller

44 CALL and electronic media

Soobin Yim and Mark Warschauer

45 Assessment of English for academic purposes

Sara Cushing Weigle and Margaret E. Malone


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Ken Hyland is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Centre forApplied English Studies at the University of Hong Kong. His publicationsinclude Innovation and Change in English Language Education(edited with Lillian Wong, Routledge, 2013), Teaching andResearching Writing, 2nd edition (Routledge, 2009) andEnglish for Academic Purpose s (Routledge, 2006).
Philip Shaw is Professor in the Department of English, University of Stockholm,Sweden. He is the co-author of World Englishes: AnIntroduction, 2nd edition (with Gunnel Melchers, 2011).


"Don’t do EAP without it! This volume defines—in 45 chapters by the experts who have shaped the field internationally—the current nature and scope, prevailing activities, and conceptual foundations of EAP: an authoritative, clearly organized resource for advanced students, researchers, program administrators, and educators in universities and schools around the world." Alister Cumming, University of Toronto, Canada

"This Handbook is an authoritative, comprehensive and truly international compendium of theory, research and practice in the field of EAP. A group of distinguished scholars provide internationally-relevant and at the same time socially-situated insightful analyses of existing and emerging understandings of EAP in diverse locations across the globe and with reference to traditional and novel EAP genres and contexts." Rosa M. Manchón, University of Murcia, Spain

"This volume illustrates how widely EAP is practiced and the variety of research traditions that have influenced current understandings of academic English. The contributors demonstrate that educational values and practices differ considerably from country to country and encourage a critical stance to researching, developing and teaching EAP in local contexts." Diane Schmitt, Nottingham Trent University, UK