Intercultural and textual issues
Eija Ventola | Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg
Anna Mauranen | Savonlinna School of Translation Studies
Writing is crucial to the academic world. It is the main mode of communication among scientists and scholars and also a means for students for obtaining their degrees. The papers in this volume highlight the intercultural, generic and textual complexities of academic writing. Comparisons are made between various traditions of academic writing in different cultures and contexts and the studies combine linguistic analyses with analyses of the social settings in which academic writing takes place and is acquired. The common denominator for the papers is writing in English and attention is given to native-English writers’ and non-native writers’ problems in different disciplines. The articles in the book introduce a variety of methodological approaches for analyses and search for better teaching methods and ways of improving the syllabi of writing curricula. The book as a whole illustrates how linguists strive for new research methods and practical applications in applied linguistics.
[Pragmatics & Beyond New Series, 41] 1996. xiv, 258 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface | p. vii
Acknowledgements | p. xii
1. Context and Genre
Strategic Vagueness in Academic WritingGreg Myers | p. 3
Three Hypothetical Strategies in Philosophical WritingThomas Bloor | p. 19
Occluded Genres in the Academy: The Case of the Submission LetterJohn M. Swales | p. 45
Academic Writing in Computer Science: A Comparison of GenresA. Meriel Bloor | p. 59
The Hidden Curriculum of Technology for Academic Writing: Toward a Research AgendaLars Sigfred Evensen | p. 89
2. Culture and Textuality
‘Look in Thy Heart and Write’: Students’ Representations of Writing and Learning to Write in a Foreign LanguagePhilip Riley | p. 115
Academic Writing in Czech and EnglishSvĕtla Čmejrková | p. 137
Packing and Unpacking of Information in Academic TextsEija Ventola | p. 153
Discourse Competence — Evidence from Thematic Development in Native and Non-Native TextsAnna Mauranen | p. 195
Learning Discipline-Specific Academic Writing: A Case Study of a finnish Graduate Student in the United StatesUlla Connor and Susan Mayberry | p. 231
Name Index | p. 255
Subject Index | p. 258
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