The field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) has developed rapidly in the past 20 years to become a major force in English language teaching and research. In the EAP domain the notions of corpus and genre have played a central role, with important repercussions on teaching approaches. These notions reflect the two traditions of investigating academic English: ‘genre analysis’ and ‘corpus linguistics’. Genre analysis focuses on the features and structures of textual organization, while corpus linguistics tends to focus on concrete linguistic data and on quantitative data analysis along with its potential for studies of register. In recent years researchers have emphasized the need to combine the two approaches as a way that offers possibilities for enriched analysis (Gledhill 2000; Thompson 2000; Bondi 2001; Henry & Roseberry 2001; Upton & Connor 2001; Swales 2002; Flowerdew 2005; Charles 2007). Integration of genre analysis and corpus-based investigations has been called for in recent EAP publications (e.g. Baker 2006; Biber et al. 2007; Ädel and Reppen 2008; Charles, Pecorari and Hunston 2009; Gotti and Giannoni 2014). This book illustrates the many interlocking concerns that motivate research on EAP and highlights how corpus linguistics and genre analysis can work as complementary approaches. Attention to disciplinary/cultural differences and linguistic features which occur within specific disciplines is a common component in research on EAP, and this is also reflected in the chapters of this book. This book has clear pedagogical implications. The research reported here is driven not just by the desire to investigate features of EAP, but more importantly by the need to translate those discoveries into classroom applications. The volume offers research that can be used and built upon by academics and practising teachers.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Titolo:||English for Academic Purposes: Approaches and Implications|
|Autori:||Thompson, Paul; Diani, Giuliana|
|Nome editore:||Cambridge Scholars Publishing|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Curatela|
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