23.1843, Books: Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language: Tang (Ed)

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From: Jennifer Tighe [jtighe at continuumbooks.com]
Subject: Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language: Tang (Ed)

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Title: Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language 
Subtitle: Issues and Challenges Facing ESL/EFL Academic Writers in Higher Education
Contexts
 
Publication Year: 2012 
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd
	   http://www.continuumbooks.com
	

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=157726&SearchType=Basic 


Editor: Ramona Tang

Hardback: ISBN:  9781441112163 Pages: 272 Price: U.K. £ 75.00


Abstract:

It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. 
Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this 
second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe 
thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out 
of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for 
Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-
English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing 
pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the 
academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and 
empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and 
professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative 
questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to 
searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field. 

'This finely-edited and timely collection represents a splendid analysis of 
issues and challenges facing ESL/EFL academic writers at textual and 
sociocultural levels. It achieves this by profiling wide-ranging geographical 
and learning contexts and presenting a kaleidoscope of research topics and 
approaches. Without doubt, the book will remain a landmark anthology and a 
standard citation in research on ESL/EFL academic writing in years to come.' 
Yongyan Li, Assistant Professor of Education, University of Hong Kong, PRC

'Ramona Tang has assembled a collection of chapters that brings together a 
wealth of practical knowledge and experience of teaching and researching 
academic writing, together with insightful discussion of the position of and 
practices that surround English in higher education and academia more 
generally. This book captures the breadth of current thinking around 
academic writing and will be invaluable for practitioners and researchers.' Ann 
Hewings, Senior Lecturer in Language and Communication, The Open 
University, UK


Contents:
Chapter 1. Introduction: The Issues and Challenges Facing Academic Writers 
from ESL / EFL Contexts: An Overrview, Ramona Tang \ Part one: Learning 
to Write for Academic Purposes \ Chapter 2. Identifying and Addressing 
Challenges to International Publication Success for EFL Science 
Researchers: Implementing an integrated training package in China, Margaret 
Cargill & Patrick O'Connor \ Chapter 3. Text and Corpus Work, EAP Writing, 
and Language Learners, Giuliana Diani \ Chapter 4. The Impact of Experience 
and Beliefs on Chinese EFL Student Writers' Feedback Preferences, 
Guangwei Hu & Hongwei Ren \ Chapter 5. Thesis and Dissertation Writing: 
Moving beyond the text, Brian Paltridge & Lindy Woodrow \ Part Two: 
Features of ESL/EFL Learner Discourses \ Chapter 6. The Challenges of 
Writing a Successful Thesis Conclusion, Jo Lewkowicz \ Chapter 7. EFL / 
ESL Writers and the Use of Shell Nouns, Hilary Nesi & Emma Moreton \ 
Chapter 8. Writing in Tables and Lists: A study of Chinese students' 
undergraduate assignments in UK universities, Maria Leedham \ Part Three: 
Identity Work and Professional Opportunities in Academic Writing \ Chapter 
9. Writing and Researching Between and Beyond the Labels, Hanako Okada 
& Christine Pearson Casanave \ Chapter10. Identity Without the 'I': A study 
of citation sequences and writer identity in literature review sections of 
dissertations, Suganthi John \ Chapter11. Two Sides of the Same Coin: 
Challenges and opportunities for scholars from ESL / EFL backgrounds, 
Ramona Tang \ Afterword, English Medium Writing for Academic Purposes: 
foundational Categories, Certainty and Contingency Theresa Lillis \ Index 



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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