The chapter deals with the role of textbooks in the development of EAP. Satarting with the nature and structure of textbooks, it focuses on corpus-based approaches and critical approaches to the study of textbooks as a genre and draws conclusions on the role of textbooks in EAP practice

Introduction Textbooks play a special role in the context of knowledge construction and communication, as they provide access to specialized knowledge and help readers construct a mental representation of specific disciplinary knowledge. Their nature has been variously investigated by discourse analysts (Halliday and Martin 1993; Swales 1990, 1995; Altienza and van Dijk 2011) and historians of science (Kuhn 1970; Bazerman 1988; Klamer 1990). The key role they play in learning contexts – both in secondary (Bezemer and Kress 2008, 2009) and tertiary education (Myers 1992; Swales 1995; Hyland 1999; Richardson 2004; Biber 2006) – has influenced the way they have been described as a genre, as well as their changing fortunes as learning materials in English for Academic Purposes (EAP).

Textbooks / Bondi, Marina. - STAMPA. - (2016), pp. 323-334. [10.4324/9781315657455]

Textbooks

BONDI, Marina
2016

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Introduction Textbooks play a special role in the context of knowledge construction and communication, as they provide access to specialized knowledge and help readers construct a mental representation of specific disciplinary knowledge. Their nature has been variously investigated by discourse analysts (Halliday and Martin 1993; Swales 1990, 1995; Altienza and van Dijk 2011) and historians of science (Kuhn 1970; Bazerman 1988; Klamer 1990). The key role they play in learning contexts – both in secondary (Bezemer and Kress 2008, 2009) and tertiary education (Myers 1992; Swales 1995; Hyland 1999; Richardson 2004; Biber 2006) – has influenced the way they have been described as a genre, as well as their changing fortunes as learning materials in English for Academic Purposes (EAP).
2016
The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes
Hyland, Ken; Shaw, Philip
9781138774711
Routledge
REGNO UNITO DI GRAN BRETAGNA
Textbooks / Bondi, Marina. - STAMPA. - (2016), pp. 323-334. [10.4324/9781315657455]
Bondi, Marina
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