1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes

Edited By Ken Hyland, Philip Shaw Copyright 2016
    670 Pages 24 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    670 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

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    1 Introduction

    Ken Hyland and Philip Shaw

    PART I

    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

    6 EAP, EMI or CLIL?

    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

    PART V

    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



    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