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Title: Developing Academic Literacy
Edited By: George Blue
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11545

Academic literacy has always been a key underlying theme in English for
academic purposes and practitioners and researchers in the field have
always had one eye on its development in students. In recent years it has
moved into the foreground and become a central field of study in its own
right and the focus of a considerable amount of programme development and
research. This was reflected in the fact that a conference focusing on
Developing Academic Literacy was held by BALEAP (British Association of
Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes) in Southampton in the spring of
2003. This volume consists of papers selected from the themes of that
conference. The papers reflect areas of interest in issues in academic
literacy, criticality and evaluative language, academic literacy in the
disciplines and the use of technology in developing academic literacy.


George Blue: Developing Academic Literacy: Introduction - Christopher
Brumfit: Literacy or Literacies? Academic Identities in a Language-Sharing
World - Siân Preece: The Positioning of Learners and Educators in
Discourses associated with Academic Literacy - Joan Turner: Supporting
Academic Literacy: Issues of Proofreading and Language Proficiency - John
Straker: The Use of Academic Vocabulary in the Coursework of International
Students: Some Pedagogic Considerations - Fiona Cotton: Critical Thinking
and Evaluative Language Usein Academic Writing: A Comparative
Cross-Cultural Study - Bill Guariento/Esther Daborn: Putting 'I' in its
Place: Using Academic Texts to Help Students Learn 'How to Give Opinions' -
Diana Ridley: The PhD Literature Review: A Journey of Discovery - Julia
Jeannet/Clare Wright: The Benefits of the Staged Approach to the Term Paper
for Foundation Level Students - Bill Barton/Pip Neville-Barton: Literacy
and Mathematics Learning - Steve Marshall/Simon Williams: Combining
Process, Product and Genre on a Graduate EAP Writing Course 'Outside of the
Disciplines' - Julie Hartill/David Lefevre: Developing Web-based Corpora
for EAP - Karen Nicholls: The 'Essay Literacy' Gap, an Online Resource and
a Usability Test - Lynn Errey: Getting Inside the Black Box: How do EAP
Learners Begin to Think about Autonomy? - Alasdair Archibald: Patterns of
Revision in First Language and Second Language Writing - Hilary Nesi: The
Virtual Vocabulary Notebook: The Electronic Dictionary as Vocabulary
Learning Tool.

The Editor:

George Blue was a Senior Lecturer and Head of Education in Modern Languages
at the University of Southampton. He was the University's first Lecturer in
English for Overseas Students and served as Head of the English Language
Section for many years, helping to establish Southampton as a major centre
for English for Academic Purposes (EAP). He was a former Chair of the
British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP)
and of the Institute for English Language Teacher Development in Higher
Education (IELTDHE).

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783039115457
Pages: 246
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