LINGUIST List 29.2022

Thu May 10 2018

Books: On Writtenness: Turner

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Date: 26-Apr-2018
From: Lianna Iwanikiw <>
Subject: On Writtenness: Turner
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Title: On Writtenness
Subtitle: The Cultural Politics of Academic Writing
Published: 2018
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (formerly The Continuum International Publishing Group)

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Author: Joan Turner
Electronic: ISBN: 9781472514455 Pages: 296 Price: U.K. £ 81.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9781472508973 Pages: 296 Price: U.K. £ 81.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9781472505071 Pages: 296 Price: U.K. £ 75.00

This book develops the concept of 'writtenness' (historically-formed stylistic and aesthetic values within writing) to highlight the demands, taken-for-granted ideals, institutional frictions, and changing circumstances of academic writing in English in the contemporary international university.

Recognising the political importance of the role that English plays in an increasingly internationalized higher education network, Joan Turner pits writtenness against the contingency and instability of international English in real-life institutional contexts. In doing so, she brings out the theoretical significance of this, as writing becomes a motor of linguistic change and can no longer be seen simply as the repository of academic standards.

Of particular interest to academics and postgraduates in TESOL, applied linguistics, rhetoric and composition, English as a Lingua Franca studies, and the sociolinguistics of writing, as well as to EAP practitioners, this book is among the first to theoretically consider the implications for the cultural homogeneity of the written word. It also offers a unique perspective on the role of writtenness within the broader historical context of leaving the era of print culture. As such, this book is highly recommended for students, researchers, and policy makers alike.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng)

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