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LINGUIST List 20.265

Wed Jan 28 2009

Books: Discourse Analysis/Pragmatics/Sociolinguistics: Hyland

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        1.    Luke Roberts, Academic Discourse: Hyland


Message 1: Academic Discourse: Hyland
Date: 23-Jan-2009
From: Luke Roberts <lrobertscontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Academic Discourse: Hyland
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Title: Academic Discourse
Subtitle: English In A Global Context
Series Title: Continuum Discourse
Published: 2009
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
                http://www.continuumbooks.com

Author: Ken Hyland
Hardback: ISBN: 0826498035 9780826498038 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0826498035 9780826498038 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 150.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0826498043 9780826498045 Pages: 256 Price: U.K. £ 24.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0826498043 9780826498045 Pages: 256 Price: U.S. $ 39.95
Abstract:

"This book is unusual in its breadth of coverage. It analyses
popularisations, pedagogical and student genres as well as journal
articles, and spoken as well as written texts. It brings together
perspectives from discourse analysis, composition research, English for
Specific Purposes, literacy studies, and sociology of science, as well as
genre analysis. And its examples come from Chinese, American, and British
academic institutions. Because of this breadth, even readers who think they
are up to date with one aspect or another of academic discourse will find
some new insights, and references to studies they had missed. All this is
presented with brevity, lightness of touch, apt quotations, striking
examples, and a readable style."
- Greg Myers, Professor of Rhetoric and Communication, Lancaster
University, UK.

"Ken Hyland's latest book provides a refreshingly non-technical orientation
to the important world of academic discourse. In it, he covers an
impressively wide range of genres, both spoken and written, and does so
with a welcome and useful integration of sociological and
discourse-analytic perspectives."
- John M. Swales, Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of
Michigan, USA.

Academic discourse is a rapidly growing area of study, attracting
researchers and students from a diverse range of fields. This is partly due
to the growing awareness that knowledge is socially constructed through
language and partly because of the emerging dominance of English as the
language of scholarship worldwide. Large numbers of students and
researchers must now gain fluency in the conventions of English language
academic discourses to understand their disciplines, establish their
careers and to successfully navigate their learning.

This accessible and readable book shows the nature and importance of
academic discourses in the modern world, offering a clear description of
the conventions of spoken and written academic discourse and the ways these
construct both knowledge and disciplinary communities. This unique
genre-based introduction to academic discourse will be essential reading
for undergraduate and postgraduate students studying TESOL, applied
linguistics, and English for Academic Purposes.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Pragmatics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

See this book announcement on our website:
http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=39129


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