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LINGUIST List 23.1843

Wed Apr 11 2012

Books: Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language: Tang (Ed)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

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Date: 11-Apr-2012
From: Jennifer Tighe <jtighecontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language: Tang (Ed)
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Title: Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language
Subtitle: Issues and Challenges Facing ESL/EFL Academic Writers in Higher Education Contexts
Published: 2012
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=157726&SearchType=Basic

Editor: Ramona Tang
Hardback: ISBN: 9781441112163 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 75.00

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.

'This finely-edited and timely collection represents a splendid analysis of
issues and challenges facing ESL/EFL academic writers at textual and
sociocultural levels. It achieves this by profiling wide-ranging geographical
and learning contexts and presenting a kaleidoscope of research topics and
approaches. Without doubt, the book will remain a landmark anthology and a
standard citation in research on ESL/EFL academic writing in years to come.'
Yongyan Li, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Hong Kong, PRC

'Ramona Tang has assembled a collection of chapters that brings together a
wealth of practical knowledge and experience of teaching and researching
academic writing, together with insightful discussion of the position of and
practices that surround English in higher education and academia more
generally. This book captures the breadth of current thinking around
academic writing and will be invaluable for practitioners and researchers.' Ann
Hewings, Senior Lecturer in Language and Communication, The Open
University, UK

Chapter 1. Introduction: The Issues and Challenges Facing Academic Writers
from ESL / EFL Contexts: An Overrview, Ramona Tang \ Part one: Learning
to Write for Academic Purposes \ Chapter 2. Identifying and Addressing
Challenges to International Publication Success for EFL Science
Researchers: Implementing an integrated training package in China, Margaret
Cargill & Patrick O'Connor \ Chapter 3. Text and Corpus Work, EAP Writing,
and Language Learners, Giuliana Diani \ Chapter 4. The Impact of Experience
and Beliefs on Chinese EFL Student Writers' Feedback Preferences,
Guangwei Hu & Hongwei Ren \ Chapter 5. Thesis and Dissertation Writing:
Moving beyond the text, Brian Paltridge & Lindy Woodrow \ Part Two:
Features of ESL/EFL Learner Discourses \ Chapter 6. The Challenges of
Writing a Successful Thesis Conclusion, Jo Lewkowicz \ Chapter 7. EFL /
ESL Writers and the Use of Shell Nouns, Hilary Nesi & Emma Moreton \
Chapter 8. Writing in Tables and Lists: A study of Chinese students'
undergraduate assignments in UK universities, Maria Leedham \ Part Three:
Identity Work and Professional Opportunities in Academic Writing \ Chapter
9. Writing and Researching Between and Beyond the Labels, Hanako Okada
& Christine Pearson Casanave \ Chapter10. Identity Without the 'I': A study
of citation sequences and writer identity in literature review sections of
dissertations, Suganthi John \ Chapter11. Two Sides of the Same Coin:
Challenges and opportunities for scholars from ESL / EFL backgrounds,
Ramona Tang \ Afterword, English Medium Writing for Academic Purposes:
foundational Categories, Certainty and Contingency Theresa Lillis \ Index

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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