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Description - Academic Discourse by John Flowerdew

General Editor: Christopher N. Candlin, Chair Professor of Applied Linguistics,Centre for English Language Education and Communication ResearchDepartment of EnglishCity University of Hong KongSince it was first established in the 1970s the Applied Linguistics and Language Study series has become a major force in the study of practical problems in human communication and language education. Drawing extensively on empirical research and theoretical work in linguistics, sociology, psychology and education, the series explores key issues in language acquisition and language use.Academic Discourse presents a collection of specially commissioned articles on the theme of academic discourse. Divided into sections covering the main approaches, each begins with a state of the art overview of the approach and continues with exemplificatory empirical studies. Genre analysis, corpus linguistics, contrastive rhetoric and ethnography are comprehensively covered through the analysis of various academic genres: research articles, PhD these, textbooks, argumentative essays, and business cases. Academic Discourse brings together state-of-the art analysis and theory in a single volume.
It also features: - an introduction which provides a survey and rationale for the material - implications for pedagogy at the end of each chapter- topical review articles with example studies- a glossary The breadth of critical writing, and from a wide geographical spread, makes Academic Discourse a fresh and insightful addition to the field of discourse analysis.John Flowerdew is Professor in the English Department of the City University of Hong Kong.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780582418875
ISBN-10: 0582418879
Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Pages: 352
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Nov-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Flowerdew

Professor John Flowerdew teaches in the Department of English, City University of Hong Kong.

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