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Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing (Oxford Applied Linguistics)

by Sue Paltridge.

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  • Language: English.

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Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing (Oxford Applied Linguistics)

This book argues that adopting ethnographically oriented perspectives on research into academic writing is a valuable means of deepening understanding of the social influences on language use and individuals’ experiences in academic writing contexts, helping to gain insiders’ view of writers’ experiences, writing practices, and the contexts in which academic texts are produced and assessed.

Paltridge, Starfield and Tardy examine a range of academic writing contexts including undergraduate writing, postgraduate writing, writing for publication, and the learning and teaching of academic writing, and draw together work in the areas of English for academic purposes, academic literacies, genre studies, and writing in the disciplines.

“Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing makes a convincing case for the immersion of researchers in carefully described, particular academic cultures and contexts. Importantly, it also looks beyond the lens of textual analysis to the social, political, culture-community, and activity-oriented nature of academic writing. Novice and experienced researchers alike will benefit from the authors’ arguments and evidence as to why it is important to conduct ethnographically-oriented studies of academic writing.” Christine Pearson Casanave, Temple University, Japan Campus; Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL at the University of Sydney.

Sue Starfield is Professor in the School of Education and Director of the Learning Centre at UNSW Australia.

Christine M. Tardy is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Arizona.

Oxford Applied Linguistics Series Advisers: Anne Burns and Diane Larsen-Freeman


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