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LINGUIST List 23.5349

Wed Dec 19 2012

Books: Student Writing and Genre: English

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 18-Dec-2012
From: Ellena Moriarty <Ellena.moriartybloomsbury.com>
Subject: Student Writing and Genre: English
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Title: Student Writing and Genre
Subtitle: Reconfiguring Academic Knowledge
Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)

Book URL: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/student-writing-and-genre-9781441124708/

Author: Fiona English

Paperback: ISBN: 1441124705 9781441124708 Pages: 240 Price: U.K. £ 24.99


This book is about how genres affect the ways students understand and engage
with their disciplines, offering a fresh approach to genre by using
affordances as a key aspect in exploring the work of first year undergraduates
who were given the task of reworking an essay by using a different genre.

Working within a social semiotic frame of reference, it uses the notion of
genre as a clear, articulated tool for discussing the relationship between
knowledge and representation. It provides pedagogical solutions to contentions
around ‘genres’, ‘disciplines’, ‘academic discourses’ and their relation to
student learning, identity and power, showing that, given the opportunity to
work with different genres, students develop new ways of understanding and
engaging with their disciplines.

Providing a strong argument for why a wider repertoire of genres is desirable
at university, this study opens up new possibilities for student writing,
learning and assessment. It will appeal to teachers, subject specialists,
researchers and postgraduates interested in higher education studies, academic
literacies, writing in the disciplines and applied linguistics.

'Fiona English has written a book that is path-breaking, theoretically and
practically. Authoritative and solidly based on the achievements of work in
academic literacies, she treats genre as a flexible instrument for the shaping
and re-shaping of writing and knowledge in the disciplines. The approach will
have far-reaching, transformative effects both on the potentials of students'
engagement with disciplinary knowledge and writing, as much as on practices of
teaching in the different disciplines.' - Gunther Kress, University of London,

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis

Written In: English (eng)

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