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Title: Teaching and Researching: Writing
Written By: Ken Hyland
Series Title: Applied Linguistics in Action
Description:

Teaching and Researching: Writing offers a clear, comprehensive overview of writing research and teaching. Ken Hyland, a widely published and highly experienced teacher of both Applied Linguistics and EFL, brings together the latest research and teaching practices in the field of writing in this highly readable, wide-ranging volume.
Writing is one of the central pillars of language learning and of major interest and concern to teachers, students and researchers. This book outlines the historical and conceptual background to the field of writing, deals with current questions relating to both practice and research, and outlines the direction which the field is moving in. In addition to a full discussion of the current applications of research in terms of courses, materials, teaching practices and software,
Teaching and Researching: Writing offers practical suggestions for teaching approaches. The practical nature of the volume also extends to research projects with a dedicated chapter setting out a number of do-able, small scale research topics.

A number of resources, and learning aids are included:

- chapter reviews and overviews
- key texts listings after each section
- discussions of case studies
- compendium of paper and online resources
- list of major associations and conferences
- glossary of key terms
- list of references.

The combination of teaching and research analysis and practical information makes this an invaluable resource for practitioners, researchers, students and professionals engaged in language study and teaching.


Dr Ken Hyland is Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong. Longman Applied Linguistics in Action ISBN 0582 423384
14.99 UK/paper 264pp November 2001 UK orders 01279 623322
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Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Pearson Linguistics
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN: 0582423384
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Pages: 264
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