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Thu Dec 12 2013

Books: Risk in Academic Writing: Thesen, Cooper (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <>

Date: 12-Dec-2013
From: Elinor Robertson <>
Subject: Risk in Academic Writing: Thesen, Cooper (Eds)
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Title: Risk in Academic Writing Subtitle: Postgraduate Students, their Teachers and the Making of Knowledge Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education Published: 2013 Publisher: Multilingual Matters

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Editor: Lucia Thesen Editor: Linda Cooper Hardback: ISBN: 9781783091058 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 159.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9781783091058 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 99.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783091041 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 29.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781783091041 Pages: 272 Price: U.S. $ 49.95

This book brings together a variety of voices – students and teachers, journal editors and authors, writers from the global north and south – to interrogate the notion of risk as it applies to the production of academic writing. Risk-taking is viewed as a productive force in teaching, learning and writing, and one that can be used to challenge the silences and erasures inherent in academic tradition and convention. Widening participation and the internationalisation of higher education make questions of language, register, agency and identity in postgraduate writing all the more pressing, and this book offers a powerful argument against the further reinforcement of a ‘northern’ Anglophone understanding of knowledge and its production and dissemination. This volume will provide food-for-thought for postgraduate students and their supervisors everywhere.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

----------------------------- Major Supporting Publishers -----------------------------

Akademie Verlag GmbH

Bloomsbury Linguistics (formerly Continuum Linguistics)


Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Cascadilla Press

Classiques Garnier

De Gruyter Mouton

Edinburgh University Press

Elsevier Ltd

Equinox Publishing Ltd

European Language Resources Association (ELRA)

Georgetown University Press

John Benjamins

Lincom GmbH

MIT Press

Multilingual Matters

Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG

Oxford University Press

Palgrave Macmillan

Peter Lang AG


Routledge (Taylor and Francis)


University of Toronto Press


--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------

Association of Editors of the Journal of Portuguese Linguistics

International Pragmatics Assoc.

Linguistic Association of Finland

Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)

Seoul National University

SIL International Publications

Universitat Jaume I

University of Nebraska Press

Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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