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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: John  M. Swales
Institution: University of Michigan
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/ling/people/John_Swales.htm
State and/or Country: Michigan
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Selected Publications: 2000 English in Today's Research World: A Writing Guide (with Christine Feak). University of Michigan Press, (pp ix + 293)

1998 Japanese version of Academic Writing for Graduate Students (with C. Feak), Taishokan Shoten, Tokyo, (pp x + 343)

1998 Other Floors, Other Voices: A Textography of a small University Building. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, (pp viii & 230).

1990 Genre Analysis: English in Academic and Research Settings. Cambridge; CUP (pp xi & 260). (Sixth printing 1999). China edition, 2001.

2002 Literacy and disciplinary practices: Opening and closing perspectives. (with A. M. Johns). Journal of
English for Academic Purposes, 1: 13-28*.

2001 Between Critique and Accommodation: Reflections on an EAP course for Masters of Architecture
Students. (with D. Barks, A. C. Ostermann & R. A. Simpson). English for Specific Purposes, 20:

2001 Genre identification and communicative purpose: A problem and a possible solution (with Inger
Askehave). Applied Linguistics, 21: 195-212*.

2001 Metatalk in American academic talk: The cases of “point” and “thing”. Journal of English Linguistics,
Announced on LINGUIST :  Research Genres
Dissertation Director * of: The Evolution of AAVE in a Rural Texas Community: An ethnolinguistic study
(Patricia Cukor-Avila, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Frozen Speech: The rhetoric of transcription
(Margaret Luebs, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Teaching and learning by doing corpus analysis
How to Use Corpora in Language Teaching

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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