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Discipline-Specific Writing : Theory into practice, Paperback / softback Book

Discipline-Specific Writing : Theory into practice Paperback / softback

Edited by John (City University of Hong Kong) Flowerdew, Tracey (University of Essex, UK) Costley


Discipline-Specific Writing provides an introduction and guide to the teaching of this topic for students and trainee teachers.

This book highlights the importance of discipline-specific writing as a critical area of competence for students, and covers both the theory and practice of teaching this crucial topic.

With chapters from practitioners and researchers working across a wide range of contexts around the world, Discipline-Specific Writing:Explores teaching strategies in a variety of specific areas including science and technology, social science and business;Discusses curriculum development, course design and assessment, providing a framework for the reader;Analyses the teaching of language features including grammar and vocabulary for academic writing;Demonstrates the use of genre analysis, annotated bibliographies and corpora as tools for teaching;Provides practical suggestions for use in the classroom, questions for discussion and additional activities with each chapter. Discipline-Specific Writing is key reading for students taking courses in English for Specific Purposes, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, TEFL and CELTA.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 218 pages, 6 Line drawings, black and white; 6 Halftones, black and white; 20 Tables, black and whit
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Applied linguistics for ELT
  • ISBN: 9781138907447



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