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Title: Developing Academic Literacies
Subtitle: Understanding Disciplinary Communities' Culture and Rhetoric
Written By: Dmitra Koutsantoni
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=10575
Series Title: Contemporary Studies in Descriptive Linguistics. Volume 4
Description:

This book combines a social constructionist view of academic writing with a
pedagogical orientation seeking to explore the dialogic relationship
between the culture of academic discourse communities and their rhetoric,
and provide a comprehensive analysis of variation across disciplines,
genres and national intellectual cultures. The analysis focuses on the
rhetorical organisation of research genres and the resources that convey
authors' epistemic and attitudinal stance. The findings form the basis for
the design of socio-culturally oriented learning materials for the teaching
of writing in the disciplines and the development of academic literacies.

Contents:

Disciplinary Communities' Culture and Genres - Rhetorical Patterns in
Disciplinary Written Communication: Genre Analysis - Engaging in Dialogue:
Hedges - Investing in Propositions and Alluding to Shared Understandings:
Attitude, Certainty and Common Knowledge Markers - Appearing as the Author,
Researcher and Originator of Claims: Personal Attribution - Rhetoric and
National Cultures: Cross-Cultural Variation - Developing Academic
Literacies - In Practice.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Pragmatics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3039105752
ISBN-13: 9783039105755
Pages: 302
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