Culture and Styles of Academic Discourse

Author: Anna Duszak

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110152495

Category: Academic writing

Page: 380

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks, as well as studies that provide new insights by approaching language from an interdisciplinary perspective. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.
Academic Discourse Socialization

Author: Yutaka Fujieda

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793639653

Category: Education

Page: 137

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In this book, Yutaka Fujieda illustrates how multilingual learners extend substantial efforts to tackle academic discourses and navigate their academic identities. This book provides profound insights into the processes and practices of academic literacy socialization in various learning contexts.
Academic Discourse across Cultures

Author: Igor Lakić

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443882378

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 205

View: 489

Academic discourse has recently become a blooming field of research for linguists interested in genre and discourse analysis, as well as pragmatics. The methodology and conventions employed in academic discourse, however, vary across cultures to a certain degree, and often represent obstacles for publishing in international journals for authors whose native language is not English, as top journals tend to centre on the Anglo-Saxon academic writing norms. This is one of the major reasons why national academic discourses need to be linguistically profiled and studied and contrastively compared against these norms. This volume contributes to this very objective by shedding light on academic discourse as effectuated in various, mostly Balkan countries, and contrasts it against the corresponding western, English discourse. Furthermore, academic discourse is studied through a variety of genres it can assume, such as research articles, conference proceedings, and university lectures. Through exploring the cultural differences in academic discourse and the standards of international academic writing, this volume offers readers a chance to become better equipped in publishing abroad. Opening with a chapter focusing on the general structure of research articles and national writing habits as a potential hindrance to publishing abroad, the book goes on to study the rhetorical structure of the abstracts, introductions and conclusions of research articles in linguistics, economics and civil engineering. The second part of the book deals with hedging, contrastively studied in international and national journals, with the following chapters studying cohesion as accomplished in academic writing. Part three deals with the syntactic and semantic features of academic discourse. This book will be of particular interest to linguists interested in genre and discourse analysis in general and academic discourse, and will also appeal to scholars from other research backgrounds wishing to familiarise themselves with international and national academic conventions, and thus overcome the hurdles relating to academic writing conventions when publishing abroad.
Academic writing in ESL composition classes - Academic discourse community

Author: Achim Zeidler

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783640289158

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 11

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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Other, grade: 1, West Virginia University, 12 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper discusses the concept of Academic Writing and the role of the importance in the ESL classroom. The different perspectives that have to be considered while teaching writing for an Academic purpose and some teaching approaches will be mentioned and evaluated. Thereby the focus will be on the different opinions and methods, as well as constraints and problems that scholars investigated about the notion of Academic Writing. There are a lot of discussions and some research has recently tried to define how the particluar and varied academic discourse communities have to be considered in the curriculum of ESL learners, but still there is a lot of uncertainty of how effective classroom teaching in composition or content classes lead to a the demanded knowledge transformation that the ESL students need in order to fit successfully into a special academic field and write with respect to the expectations of that special audience. This paper tries to mention the most important articles and findings in order to understand the notion of Academic writing and examines some of the constraints students as well as teachers have to deal with and summarizes also some opportunities of making students aware of specific styles, formats, and conventions that are needed in their particular discourse communities and that can and should be involved in ESL composition and content classes with English for an academic purpose to achieve a desired participation in the higher-educational level through fullfilment of the writing standards of educational and academical conventions and values of a particular discourse community. A working definition of Godev explains the notion of Academic writing: „The term ́academic writing ́ seems to escape any definition that may try to encompass every writing task likely to be encountered in any of the academic disciplines.” (Godev 2000, 636). The reason for this is that the style of a given academic product is defined by conventions that are ultimately dicipline specific as Spack pointed out. (Spack 1988, 32). Nevertheless there are four different perspectives that have to be considered to get a wider understanding of the term academic writing. The notions of a) audience, b) task, c) communicative functions, and d) style are very crucial in order to conceive a working definition of academic writing. The four different perspectives have different views of and about academic writing. Gajdusek & van Dommelen 1993, 202) as well as Silva (1991) stated that from the perspective of the audience, academic writing is a kind of writing accepted by the faculty of a particular discourse community when discussing a topic in a published material or when the members of the special discourse community adress themselves to others of the same one orally. Silva explained the notion of audience a little bit more explicit. His definition of audience says that “academic writing is prose that will be acceptable at an American academic institution.” ..
The Bloomsbury Handbook of Discourse Analysis

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350156098

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

View: 105

An essential reference to contemporary discourse studies, this handbook offers a rigorous and systematic overview of the field, covering the key methods, research topics and new directions. Fully updated and revised throughout to take account of developments over the last decade, in particular the innovations in digital communication and new media, this second edition features: · New coverage of the discourse of media, multimedia, social media, politeness, ageing and English as lingua franca · Updated coverage across all chapters, including conversation analysis, spoken discourse, news discourse, intercultural communication, computer mediated communication and identity · An expanded glossary of key terms Identifying and describing the central concepts and theories associated with discourse and its main branches of study, The Bloomsbury Handbook of Discourse Analysis makes a sustained and compelling argument concerning the nature and influence of discourse and is an essential resource for anyone interested in the field.
Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441106957

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 378

Originally published as The Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis, this book is designed to be the essential one-volume resource for advanced students and academics. This companion offers a comprehensive and accessible reference resource to research in contemporary discourse studies. In 21 chapters written by leading figures in the field, the volume provides readers with an authoritative overview of key terms, methods and current research topics and directions. It offers both a survey of current research and gives more practical guidance for advanced study in the area. The volume covers all the most important issues, concepts, movements and approaches in the field and features a glossary of key terms in the area of discourse analysis. It is the complete resource for postgraduate students and researchers working within discourse studies, applied linguistics, TESOL and the social sciences.
Corporate Discourse

Author: Ruth Breeze

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441127181

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 217

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Discurso corporativo examina las prácticas de comunicación de negocios desde la perspectiva del discurso, mirar en detalle la forma en que las empresas de todo el mundo se comunican con las personas, con otras entidades, colectivos y con el mundo en general. Tiene que ver con la comprensión de cómo funciona el lenguaje en contextos de negocios y cómo la identidad corporativa y de relaciones personales y profesionales se configuran a través del discurso. Usando una variedad de técnicas analíticas para examinar las diferentes formas de evidencia textual de las empresas que operan en varios sectores, este libro traza la evolución actual de discurso corporativo contra el complejo contexto de la globalización.
Corpora and Discourse

Author: Annelie Ädel

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027290458

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 295

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This book brings together contributions from a diverse collection of scholars who explore different ways of combining corpus linguistics and discourse analysis, studying discourse at the prosodic, lexical, and textual levels. Both spoken and written discourse are investigated in a variety of settings, including academia, the workplace, news, and entertainment. Not only does the volume offer a rich sample of English-language discourse from around the world­, including international, learner, and non-standard varieties of English, ­but it also covers a range of topics and methods. This book will be of particular interest to researchers and students specializing in discourse studies, English linguistics, and corpus linguistics.
Discourse Analysis

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441133359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 297

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This is the new edition of Discourse Analysis: An Introduction, an accessible and widely-used introduction to the analysis of discourse. In its 10 chapters the book examines different approaches to discourse, looking at discourse and society, discourse and pragmatics, discourse and genre, discourse and conversation, discourse grammar, corpus-based approaches to discourse and critical discourse analysis. The book includes the following features: -A full companion website, featuring student and lecturer resources -A new chapter on multimodal discourse analysis -Chapter summaries outlining the key areas covered -Updated examples drawn from film, television, the media and everyday life -Explanations of technical terms in each chapter -Discussion tasks and data analysis projects at the end of each chapter -Student exercises and answer keys for each chapter-Suggestions for further reading This engagingly written introduction to discourse analysis is essential for students encountering discourse analysis for the first time, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It should be on every reading list.
Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language

Author: Ramona Tang

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441173980

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 994

It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.