Ethnographies of Academic Writing Research

Theory, methods, and interpretation

| University of Zaragoza
| University of Cadiz
ISBN 9789027210067 | EUR 95.00 | USD 143.00
ISBN 9789027210074 | EUR 33.00 | USD 49.95
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This book illustrates the use of ethnography as an analytical approach to investigate academic writing, and provides critical insights into how academic writing research can benefit from the use of ethnographic methods. Throughout its six theoretical and practice-oriented studies, together with the introductory chapter, foreword and afterword, ethnography-related concepts like thick description, deep theorizing, participatory research, research reflexivity or ethics are discussed against the affordances of ethnography for the study of academic writing. The book is key reading for scholars, researchers and instructors in the areas of applied linguistics, academic writing, academic literacies and genre studies. It will also be useful to those lecturers and postgraduate students working in English for Academic Purposes and disciplinary writing. The volume provides ethnographically-oriented researchers with clear pointers about how to incorporate the telling of the inside story into their traditional main role as observers.
[Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, 1]  2021.  xi, 162 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Theresa Lillis
Chapter 1. Methodological reflections on and participatory episodes of ethnographic academic writing research
Ana Bocanegra-Valle and Ignacio Guillén-Galve
Chapter 2. What is (and could be) thick description in academic writing research?
Christine M. Tardy
Chapter 3. Textography: Narrowing the gap between text and context in ethnographic explorations of situated academic writing
Jennifer Sizer
Chapter 4. Understanding academics online: Ethnographic approaches to the analysis of online academic discourse and practices
Sofía Albero-Posac and María José Luzón
Chapter 5. The contribution of ethnographically-oriented approaches to the study of L2 writing and text production processes
Rosa M. Manchón
Chapter 6. Walking on thin ice: Reflexivity in doing ethnography
Baraa Khuder and Bojana Petric
Chapter 7. Literacy histories and talk around texts: Emphasising the emic to explore students’ perspectives on academic writing
Natalia Ávila Reyes
Afterword: Ethnographies of academic writing research: A story in five scenes
Dwight Atkinson
List of contributors
Author index
Subject index
Subjects & Metadata
BIC Subject: CFC – Literacy
BISAC Subject: LAN005010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Writing / Academic & Scholarly
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2021036139 | Marc record