The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317328100

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 670

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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-four 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.
The Routledge Handbook of Vocabulary Studies

Author: Stuart Webb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000012385

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 598

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The Routledge Handbook of Vocabulary Studies provides a cutting-edge survey of current scholarship in this area. Divided into four sections, which cover understanding vocabulary; approaches to teaching and learning vocabulary; measuring knowledge of vocabulary; and key issues in teaching, researching, and measuring vocabulary, this Handbook: • brings together a wide range of approaches to learning words to provide clarity on how best vocabulary might be taught and learned; • provides a comprehensive discussion of the key issues and challenges in vocabulary studies, with research taken from the past 40 years; • includes chapters on both formulaic language as well as single-word items; • features original contributions from a range of internationally renowned scholars as well as academics at the forefront of innovative research. The Routledge Handbook of Vocabulary Studies is an essential text for those interested in teaching, learning, and researching vocabulary.
The Routledge Handbook of Language and Science

Author: David R. Gruber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351207812

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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The Routledge Handbook of Language and Science provides a state-of-the-art volume on the language of scientific processes and communications. This book offers comprehensive coverage of socio-cultural approaches to science, as well as analysing new theoretical developments and incorporating discussions about future directions within the field. Featuring original contributions from an international range of renowned scholars, as well as academics at the forefront of innovative research, this handbook: identifies common objects of inquiry across the areas of rhetoric, sociolinguistics, communication studies, science and technology studies, and public understanding of science; covers the four key themes of power, pedagogy, public engagement, and materiality in relation to the study of scientific language and its development; uses qualitative and quantitative approaches to demonstrate how humanities and social science scholars can go about studying science; details the meaning and purpose of socio-cultural approaches to science, including the impact of new media technologies; analyses the history of the field and how it positions itself in relation to other areas of study. Ushering the study of language and science toward a more interdisciplinary, diverse, communal and ecological future, The Routledge Handbook of Language and Science is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in this area.
Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes

Author: Carole MacDiarmid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350164826

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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As the delivery of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) continues to expand internationally, so too must the literature available to support teaching. This volume showcases some of the research-informed work in this exciting and complex field, providing insights into EAP pedagogies employed in a diverse range of contexts. Drawing on the work of practitioners and practitioner-researchers, it responds to the repeated calls for a firmer link between theory, research and practice in language teaching, and provides a much-needed focus on pedagogy. From contexts where English is the principal dominant societal language or one of several official languages, to those where English-medium instruction (EMI) is common in higher education as an additional language for students and faculty, the chapters explore a range of geographical contexts, including Brazil, Canada, China, Norway, South Africa, Turkey, the UAE, the UK and the USA. Diversity is also represented in the range of types of EAP provision featured in this volume. Contributions focus on EAP for undergraduate and postgraduate students, from lower to advanced proficiency levels, before and during degree study, and in English for both general and specific academic purposes teaching, with discussion of consequences for on-going teacher education. Pedagogic responses and innovations to these varied contexts and needs are illustrated in the range of contributions, which provide insights into current practices in EAP globally.
Contextualizing English for Academic Purposes in Higher Education

Author: Ian Bruce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350230477

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 240

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This book highlights the centrality of political and ideological issues as they relate to the positioning and practice of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), demonstrating that EAP cannot flourish as a profession or a discipline without an awareness of the macro- and meso-level political shifts that impact the wider university. The volume states that the practices of EAP are, in fact, political acts and examines these as yet unexplored power dynamics. The volume begins by considering key influences that have shaped universities and their governance and management over the last three decades and how these relate to the role and practice of EAP. These influences include neoliberal economic policies, governmental demands for widening participation, globalization, entrepreneurial approaches to higher education, students as clients and therapeutism in universities. Following consideration of these broader contextual issues, specific chapters focus on politics and policies surrounding the recruitment and participation of international, fee-paying students, their positioning and identity within English-medium universities, including issues relating to English language, standards and academic integrity. Further chapters then consider more local influences that shape EAP programmes, such as their strategic roles within universities, their management, their teaching and wider academic impact.
Introducing Researching English for Specific Purposes

Author: Lindy Woodrow

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000582598

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 262

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Introducing Researching English for Specific Purposes is an accessible and practical guide to research in ESP. It’s for novice researchers, graduate students and for ESP practitioners who want to do some research themselves. The author takes the reader step by step through the stages of research, starting with choosing a topic and reviewing the literature though to writing up research findings. Examples are taken from academic journals and dissertations to highlight aspects of the research process. The book covers the following areas: developing a research project research design theoretical approaches to ESP research choosing a research topic quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods in ESP research validity, reliability and ethics writing up research in ESP The book includes recommendations for further reading and tasks. There is also a glossary and a chapter providing advice, templates and links to useful research sources. Introducing Researching English for Specific Purposes is essential reading for anyone wanting to conduct research in ESP.
Handbook of Practical Second Language Teaching and Learning

Author: Eli Hinkel

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000638332

Category: Education

Page: 817

View: 867

This authoritative volume is a practical, comprehensive, and state-of-the-art overview of current knowledge and research on second and foreign language teaching and learning. Thorough and reader-friendly, the Handbook is organized logically into six parts that address all major areas of L2/FL teaching and learning: Part I: Learning Contexts and Language Teaching covers the diverse populations of language learners, their needs, and the challenges they face Part II: Curriculum and Instruction addresses curriculum and materials design, and includes exemplars of instructional approaches with wide applicability across contexts Part III: Listening and Speaking overviews listening pedagogy, speaking skills, and pronunciation, among other key topics Part IV: Reading and Writing includes chapters on all practical matters related to learning to write in another language, with attention to spelling, orthography, extensive reading, and more Part V: Vocabulary and Grammar discusses assumptions and practical approaches on vocabulary and grammar instruction, with attention to important topics such as academic writing and multiword expressions Part VI: Intercultural Communication and Pragmatics concludes the Handbook with an examination of language learning across social, cultural, and regional differences Bringing together leading experts in the field, the contributors offer important perspectives on major, established, and emerging topics. Each chapter overviews important developments, key research, and considerations and applications for effective second language instruction. A well-rounded, readable, and up-to-date resource, the Handbook is a compendium of the ongoing changes, innovations, and practices in L2/FL teaching and learning. It is an essential resource for students, teachers, faculty, and professionals.
The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching

Author: Graham Hall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317384472

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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The Routledge Handbook of English Language Teaching is the definitive reference volume for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students of Applied Linguistics, ELT/TESOL, and Language Teacher Education, and for ELT professionals engaged in in-service teacher development and/or undertaking academic study. Progressing from ‘broader’ contextual issues to a ‘narrower’ focus on classrooms and classroom discourse, the volume’s inter-related themes focus on: ELT in the world: contexts and goals planning and organising ELT: curriculum, resources and settings methods and methodology: perspectives and practices second language learning and learners teaching language: knowledge, skills and pedagogy understanding the language classroom. The Handbook’s 39 chapters are written by leading figures in ELT from around the world. Mindful of the diverse pedagogical, institutional and social contexts for ELT, they convincingly present the key issues, areas of debate and dispute, and likely future developments in ELT from an applied linguistics perspective. Throughout the volume, readers are encouraged to develop their own thinking and practice in contextually appropriate ways, assisted by discussion questions and suggestions for further reading that accompany every chapter. Advisory board: Guy Cook, Diane Larsen-Freeman, Amy Tsui, and Steve Walsh
The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics

Author: Anne O'Keeffe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429632648

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 754

View: 218

The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics 2e provides an updated overview of a dynamic and rapidly growing area with a widely applied methodology. Over a decade on from the first edition of the Handbook, this collection of 47 chapters from experts in key areas offers a comprehensive introduction to both the development and use of corpora as well as their ever-evolving applications to other areas, such as digital humanities, sociolinguistics, stylistics, translation studies, materials design, language teaching and teacher development, media discourse, discourse analysis, forensic linguistics, second language acquisition and testing. The new edition updates all core chapters and includes new chapters on corpus linguistics and statistics, digital humanities, translation, phonetics and phonology, second language acquisition, social media and theoretical perspectives. Chapters provide annotated further reading lists and step-by-step guides as well as detailed overviews across a wide range of themes. The Handbook also includes a wealth of case studies that draw on some of the many new corpora and corpus tools that have emerged in the last decade. Organised across four themes, moving from the basic start-up topics such as corpus building and design to analysis, application and reflection, this second edition remains a crucial point of reference for advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and scholars in applied linguistics.
The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics

Author: James Simpson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136857980

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 752

View: 274

The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics serves as an introduction and reference point to key areas in the field of applied linguistics. The five sections of the volume encompass a wide range of topics from a variety of perspectives: applied linguistics in action language learning, language education language, culture and identity perspectives on language in use descriptions of language for applied linguistics. The forty-seven chapters connect knowledge about language to decision-making in the real world. The volume as a whole highlights the role of applied linguistics, which is to make insights drawn from language study relevant to such decision-making. The chapters are written by specialists from around the world. Each one provides an overview of the history of the topic, the main current issues and possible future trajectory. Where appropriate, authors discuss the impact and use of new technology in the area. Suggestions for further reading are provided with every chapter. The Routledge Handbook of Applied Linguistics is an essential purchase for postgraduate students of applied linguistics. Editorial board: Ronald Carter, Guy Cook, Diane Larsen-Freeman and Amy Tsui.
The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca

Author: Jennifer Jenkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317509196

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 620

View: 284

The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) provides an accessible, authoritative and comprehensive introduction to the main theories, concepts, contexts and applications of this rapidly developing field of study. Including 47 state-of-the art chapters from leading international scholars, the handbook covers key concepts, regional spread, linguistic features and communication processes, domains and functions, ELF in academia, ELF and pedagogy and future trends. This handbook is key reading for all those engaged in the study and research of English as a lingua franca and world/global Englishes more broadly, within English language, applied linguistics, and education.
Teaching Writing for Academic Purposes to Multilingual Students

Author: John Bitchener

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351979757

Category: Education

Page: 234

View: 768

Examining what is involved in learning to write for academic purposes from a variety of perspectives, this book focuses in particular on issues related to academic writing instruction in diverse contexts, both geographical and disciplinary. Informed by current theory and research, leading experts in the field explain and illustrate instructional programs, tasks, and activities that help L2/multilingual writers develop knowledge of different genres, disciplinary expectations, and expertise in applying what they have learned in both educational and professional contexts.