Education

Writing Readable Research

A Guide for Students of Social Science

Author: Beverly A. Lewin

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 9781904768555

Category: Education

Page: 193

View: 9149

Analyses scientific writing in English for non-native and native speakers. Although this book concentrates on journal articles, it also provides advice on the preparation of talks and posters for conferences, abstracts, and professional letters.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Sociolinguistics of Writing

Author: Theresa Lillis

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748637494

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

View: 3419

Brings the study of writing to the heart of sociolinguistic inquiryThis book puts writing at the centre of sociolinguistic inquiry drawing on a range of academic fields including New Literacy Studies, semiotics, genre studies, stylistics and new rhetoric. The key question the book explores is- what do we mean by 'writing' in the 21 century?Using examples from across a range of contexts the book argues that writing, involving both old and new technologies, is a pervasive and complex communicative feature of contemporary life.The book is organised around the following areas: The multimodal nature of writing The verbal dimension to writing. Writing as everyday practice. Writing as a differentiated semiotic and social resource. Writing as the inscription of identity A range of analytic tools for analysing writing as text and practice are illustrated including genre, register, discourse and metaphor, as well as notions which emphasise the mobile potential of writing such as genre chains, networks, literacy brokers and text trajectories. This book seeks to redress the neglect of writing in the field of sociolinguistics by introducing readers to the nature and consequences of what it means to do writing in a globalised world.
Academic libraries

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 6764

Education

The Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies

Author: Eckhardt Fuchs,Annekatrin Bock

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137531428

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 5755

This volume examines the present status and future trends of textbook studies. Cutting-edge essays by leading experts and emerging scholars explore the field’s theories, methodologies, and topics with the goal of generating debate and providing new perspectives. The Georg Eckert Institute’s unique transdisciplinary focus on international textbook research has shaped this handbook, which explores the history of the discipline, the production processes and contexts that influence textbooks, the concepts they incorporate, how this medium itself is received and future trends. The book maps and discusses approaches based in cultural studies as well as in the social and educational sciences in addition to contemporary methodologies used in the field. The book aims to become the central interdisciplinary reference for textbook researchers, students, and educational practitioners.
Business & Economics

Writing the Economy

Activity, Genre, and Technology in the World of Banking

Author: Graham Smart

Publisher: Studies in Language and Commun

ISBN: 9781845530662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 656

In recent years the economic policies of major financial institutions such as the European Union Central Bank, the U.S. Federal Reserve, and the International Monetary Fund have received growing media attention, reflecting increased public awareness of the impact of these institutions on the global economy and, more immediately, on the material conditions of our everyday lives. Writing the Economy: Activity, Genre and Technology in the World of Banking takes readers into one such site, the Bank of Canada, that country's central bank and monetary-policy authority. Drawing on qualitative data gathered over two decades (1984-2004) and employing theories of activity, genre, narrative, and situated learning, the book provides an ethnographic account of the role of technology-mediated discourse in the Bank's knowledge-building, policy-making, and public communication. The first part of the book describes how the Bank's economists employ a set of written and oral discourse genres in combination with computer-run economic models to create specialized knowledge about the Canadian economy that is applied by the organization's senior decision-makers in directing national monetary policy. The book then examines the economists' use of another set of technology-mediated discourse genres to orchestrate the Bank's external communications with government, the media, the business sector, financial markets, labour, and academia. The book also explores the way in which the economists' discourse practices facilitate individual and organizational learning. In a foreword, Charles Bazerman describes the book's contribution to our understanding of organizational discourse and knowledge-making, situating this contribution in the study of economic rhetoric and the social formation of economy.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Functional Analysis of English

Author: Thomas Bloor,Meriel Bloor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415825938

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 8669

Previously published by: London: Arnold, 2004, 2nd ed.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Expository Discourse

Author: Beverly Lewin,Jonathan Fine,Lynne Young

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826479259

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

View: 7691

"The description of the social science research genre is important both for those teaching English to speakers and readers of other languages and for researchers in discourse structure. For teachers, the detailed analysis of texts and the method for determining realization rules will help in guiding students who must understand and produce research articles. For researchers, the qualitative and quantitative analyses show how the different levels of abstraction, from the genre itself to its moves, acts and wordings, are related to each other. Lastly, this analysis can serve as a model for future descriptions of other academic and professional genres."--BOOK JACKET.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process

Author: Dr. Diana Eades

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847696779

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 7106

Sociolinguistics and the Legal Process is an introduction to language, law and society for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students. Its central focus is the exploration of what sociolinguistic research can tell us about how language works and doesn’t work in the legal process. Written for readers who may not have prior knowledge of sociolinguistics or the law, the book has an accessible style combined with discussion questions and exercises as well as topics for assignments, term papers, theses and dissertations. A wide range of legal contexts are investigated, including courtroom hearings, police interviews, lawyer interviews as well as small claims courts, mediation, youth justice conferencing and indigenous courts. The final chapter looks at how sociolinguists can contribute to the legal process: as expert witnesses, through legal education, and through investigating the role of language in the perpetuation of inequality in and through the legal process.
Foreign Language Study

Systemic Functional Perspectives of Japanese

Descriptions and Applications

Author: Elizabeth Anne Thomson,William Armour

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 9781845530532

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 361

View: 3187

This book is the first dedicated collection of systemic functional descriptions of Japanese. It represents the most recent, international work describing the system and structure of Japanese and how applications of the descriptions have been used in the fields of computer science and education. The book consists of 10 chapters and is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers of descriptive linguistics and applied linguistics, as well for Japanese language teachers. The book is divided into two sections: descriptions and applications. Descriptions is organised into the three metafunctions: textual, interpersonal and ideational. Applications is organised into applications in education and in computing. The contributions on education present work on the application of systemic functional theory to teaching Japanese as a second or foreign language. The contributions on computing present the application of systemic functional theory to the development of a Japanese language based computer operating system. The book includes a Foreword by Professor Noboru Yamaguchi, Tohoku University, considered to be one of the first linguists to explore systemic-functional perspectives of Japanese.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Language in Psychiatry

A Handbook of Clinical Practice

Author: Jonathan Fine

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

View: 2139

This book is designed to enable clinicians and clinicians in training to become sensitive to a wide range of language phenomena that are important for the diagnosis, treatment and research of psychiatric disorders. The introductory chapters assume no prior knowledge of linguistics and outline an approach to language that focuses on meaning and communication ranging from cultural issues to syntax and intonation. The volume deals in turn with the major categories of syndromes in psychiatry which have language as an important characterizing feature. Linguistic concepts are keyed to diagnostic criteria to make the material accessible to the practitioner. For each disorder, the diagnostic criteria that are related to language are outlined in specific linguistic terms. Thus the familiar diagnostic criteria are enriched with linguistic description that ranges from aspects of culture that constrain what can make sense in the society to aspects of intonation and wording. The volume is supplemented with appendices that link the diagnostic criteria to the language features that are heard. Over 50 tables and diagrams provide summary information linking psychiatric categories, language features and language examples. Jonathan Fine teaches in the department of English at Bar-Ilan University. He has published studies on the language of psychiatric syndromes including pervasive developmental disorders, schizophrenia, and attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder. His other research includes discourse analysis, systemic functional theory, first and second language acquisition and genre. He has edited or written five books on language in use.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The western classical tradition in linguistics

Author: Keith Allan

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 9781904768968

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 351

View: 1521

The Western Classical Tradition in Linguistics examines ancient, medieval, post-renaissance, and modern conceptions of linguistics (i.e. the study of language and languages). It identifies a classical tradition to which modern linguistics owes a very clear debt. For example, Aristotle takes language to be (A) a symbolic system that represents (B) the world of our experience as it is contained within the mind. He believed (C) the world is external to human beings, who are all capable of (D) perceiving the same things within it. Finally, (E) Aristotle was only interested in form as a corollary of function. (A-E) have given rise to different developments in linguistics. (A) is a premise for all linguists, but has been developed, perhaps to its limits, in post-Fregean semantics. From the last quarter of the 20th century, (B) has been pursued by cognitive linguists. (C) was taken up by the speculative grammarians of the late middle ages who looked to the structure of God's world as informing the structure of universal grammar. The rationalists of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries took up (D), revising the interpretation of their speculative precursors to seek universal grammar in the God-given rational minds of the human beings perceiving the world around them. Chomsky reinterprets the rationalist doctrine to seek universal grammar in the human mind while eschewing the relevance of human perception of anything other than linguistic input. Functional linguistics has picked up on (E). So, today's formal linguists, cognitivists, functionalists, and Chomskyites may often be at odds with each other, but all tread in Aristotle's footprints within the western classical tradition. There havebeen times when linguists stepped outside of the tradition, but they nearly always borrowed from
Language Arts & Disciplines

Invitation to systemic functional linguistics through the Cardiff grammar

an extension and simplification of Halliday's systemic functional grammar

Author: Robin P. Fawcett

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (UK)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

View: 8475

This short book is intended for two groups of readers, and so is two books in one. First, it is a genuinely introductory introduction to Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG) for the 21st century. Drawing on recent research, it focusses on the structure of the clause in English, bringing out clearly the 'multifunctional' nature of language, and the way in which structures are the result of 'choices between meanings'. It is both an 'extension' of Halliday's SFG (as in his Introduction to Functional Grammar), e.g. in describing elements of growing importance in the grammar of English, and a 'simplification' of it, e.g. in showing how the various 'strands of meaning' in a clause come to be expressed in a single structure.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Academic Writing Step by Step

A Research-Based Approach

Author: Christopher N. Candlin,Basil Hatim

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: 9781781790588

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 6478

Academic Writing Step by Step offers a new methodology for teaching academic writing informed by discourse analysis and genre theory and by recent research in text analysis. The book draws on accessible articles presenting popular science topics of current interest to illustrate and practice the processes involved in developing and writing an academic essay or research paper step by step. Each unit in Academic Writing Step by Step involves the user in guided "hands-on" practical analysis of an exemplar text. This analysis forms the basis for a sequence of learning activities directing students to engage with the text, moving from analysis (reading for intent) to composition (writing with intent). In this structured process, students acquire a critical understanding of the components of research and essay writing to underpin their own writing. Support for students' analysis and writing of texts includes pre-reading, while-reading, and post-reading activities. These activities are linked to practice in the recognition and use of words in context, grammar in context, and distinctive features of text types. Each unit contains many interactive tasks and closes with a substantive writing assignment reinforcing at least one component of academic writing highlighted in the unit. The book is designed as a textbook for academic or research writing courses, and its step-by-step approach makes it usable by university undergraduates or senior secondary students, including those for whom English is a second or foreign language. In addition, its authentic readings and focus on academic and research writing makes it also suitable for graduate level writing courses in English-speaking and English as a second or foreign language contexts.
Foreign Language Study

Foreign Language Writing Instruction

Principles and Practices

Author: Tony Cimasko,Melinda Reichelt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602352254

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 347

View: 9051

Much of what is known about teaching second language writing today has been based on research in English as a second language, writing in English in English-dominant countries and other contexts, without giving close consideration to the important work of teaching foreign language writing in many languages and contexts around the world. FOREIGN LANGUAGE WRITING INSTRUCTION: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES takes a significant step in addressing this imbalance by examining many of the topics that influence foreign language teaching. Fourteen chapters researched and authored by scholars working in nine different countries and regions explore the contexts of foreign language writing pedagogy, the diversity of national and regional approaches, the role of universities, departments, and programs in pedagogy, and the cognitive and classroom dimensions of teaching and learning. This volume provides a cross-section of the current status of foreign language writing instruction, while developing a fuller appreciation for the broadened perspectives that it can bring to second language writing. Both teachers and researchers in foreign language writing will benefit greatly from this collection. SECOND LANGUAGE WRITING Series Editor, Paul Kei Matsuda CONTRIBUTORS include Rachida Elqobai, Yukiko Abe Hatasa, Icy Lee, Natalie Lefkowitz, Rosa Manchon, Hui-Tzu Min, Marly Nas, Hadara Perpignan, Melinda Reichelt, Marcela Ruiz-Funes, Jean Marie Schultz, Oleg Tarnopolsky, Helga Thorson, Kees van Esch, and Wenyu Wang. TONY CIMASKO is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. His work has been published in the Journal of Second Language Writing, Computers and Composition, English for Specific Purposes, and the online edition of What Is "College -Level" Writing? Volume 2. MELINDA REICHELT is Professor of English at the University of Toledo. She has published her work in the Journal of Second Language Writing, World Englishes, Composition Studies, Issues in Writing, the ELT Journal, Modern Language Journal, the International Journal of English Studies, College ESL, Foreign Language Annals, the WAC Journal, English Today, and International Education.
Religion

The Qurʼān

A New Annotated Translation

Author: Arthur J. Droge

Publisher: Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 488

View: 8786

This new edition of the Qur'an is specifically designed to meet the needs of students of religion, and provides them with a one-volume resource comparable to what is available for the Jewish and Christian scriptures. The meticulously crafted translation affords readers not only a better sense of what the Qur'an says, but how it says it, in a rendition that strives to remain faithful to the way it was originally expressed. Accompanying the translation is an extensive set of annotations. These are keyed to the text for ready reference, and divided according to their boldface topical headings at the bottom of each page. The annotations offer a wealth of linguistic and historical detail to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the text. They also contain abundant references to parallel passages within the Qur'an, as well as comparatively among the scriptures of Judaism and Christianity. With an introduction, set of maps, timeline, guide to further reading, and comprehensive index, this is the edition of the Qur'an all students of religion beginning as well as advanced will want to possess for their exploration of Islam s central text. Praise for this volume: 'The major benefit of this meticulously crafted translation is its extensive set of intratextual and intertextual references. The former cover all the major terms used in the Qur'an, providing the Arabic original word in a footnote, with usages, whether parallel or variant, from other Qur'anic chapters. The latter display an intimate engagement with both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, as well as a range of secondary literature that can be seen to supplement brief or cryptic Qur'anic references. Both sets of references make this an indispensable companion or guide book for reading, engaging and studying the Qur'an. A further, attractive feature of Droge's annotations is the highlighting of subsets or pericopes of each chapter in the footnotes; the reader, by glancing through these bold highlighted passages, can quickly surmise what are the chief elements, as also their relationship, within each chapter. Even the most seasoned scholar, and the most devout Muslim, will learn from Droge's annotated translation. It is a treasure trove of both familiar and novel elements of the Noble Book. In sum, Arthur Droge is to be commended for the extraordinary Herculean effort.' Bruce B. Lawrence, Duke University 'At long last, a version of the Qur'an that is willing to introduce the reader to the complexities of the historical formation and secular interpretation of this important text. Droge is to be congratulated for making accessible to the student of religious studies a critical apparatus, something that is all too often ignored in other translations.' Aaron Hughes, University of Buffalo 'Several new translations of the Qur'an have appeared over the past 20 years or so. None, however, have attempted the depth and breadth of annotation of the entire text that Droge's work provides. Readers coming to the Qur'an with a desire to compare the scripture to the Biblical text will especially find the extensive citation of parallel passages to be of interest. Droge has provided lucid explanations of unclear passages and significant variant readings, making the ambiguities and challenges of the Qur'an open to all curious readers.' Andrew Rippin, University of Victoria
Language Arts & Disciplines

Multimodal Transcription and Text Analysis

A Multimedia Toolkit and Coursebook

Author: Anthony Baldry,Paul J. Thibault

Publisher: David Brown Book Company

ISBN: 9781904768067

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 270

View: 7703

What are multimodal texts? How can we transcribe and analyse them? How can multimedia and Internet help us in multimodal discourse analysis? In answering these questions, and many others, this text proposes concrete solutions to the problems of multimodal text analysis and transcription of printed texts.
Foreign Language Study

Advances in Discourse Studies

Author: Vijay Bhatia,John Flowerdew,Rodney H. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134151314

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 4105

Methods of approaching the study of discourse have developed rapidly in the last ten years, influenced by a growing interdisciplinary spirit among linguistics and anthropology, sociology, cognitive and cultural psychology and cultural studies, as well as among established sub-fields within linguistics itself. Among the more recent developments are an increasing ‘critical’ turn in discourse analysis, a growing interest in historical, ethnographic and corpus-based approaches to discourse, more concern with the social contexts in which discourse occurs, the social actions that it is used to take and the identities that are constructed through it, as well as a revaluation of what counts as ‘discourse’ to include multi-modal texts and interaction. Advances in Discourse Studies brings together contributions from leading scholars in the field, investigating the historical and theoretical relationships between new advances in discourse studies and pointing towards new directions for the future of the discipline. Featuring discussion questions, classroom projects and recommended readings at the end of each section, as well as case studies illustrating each approach discussed, this is an invaluable resource for students of interdisciplinary discourse analysis.
Science

The Hedgehog, the Fox, and the Magister's Pox

Mending the Gap Between Science and the Humanities

Author: Stephen Jay Gould

Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)

ISBN: 1400051533

Category: Science

Page: 273

View: 2756

Draws on the philosophy of seventh century B.C. Greek soldier and poet Archilochus to challenge assumptions about an inescapable conflict between science and the humanities, rebut ideas from Edward O. Wilson's Consilience, and explain why the pursuit of knowledge must always operate in tandem with nature. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Multimodal Metaphor

Author: Charles Forceville,Eduardo Urios-Aparisi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110205157

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 470

View: 7923

Metaphor pervades discourse and may govern how we think and act. But most studies only discuss its verbal varieties. This book examines metaphors drawing on combinations of visuals, language, gestures, sound, and music. Investigated texts include advertising, political cartoons, comics, film, songs, and oral communication. Where appropriate, the influence of genre and cultural factors is thematized.
Reference

Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates

Author: Mike Wallace,Alison Wray

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473968038

Category: Reference

Page: 296

View: 4641

Lecturers, request your electronic inspection copy here Reading critically, and writing using critical techniques, are crucial skills you need to apply to your academic work. Practical and engaging, Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates is bursting with tools for analysing texts and structuring critical reviews, helping you to gradually build your skills beyond undergraduate level and gain confidence in your ability to critically read and write. New to this 3rd edition: Introduces a technique for developing critical thinking skills by interrogating paper abstracts Additional diagrams, exercises and concept explanations, enabling you to more easily understand and apply the various approaches A glossary, to help with understanding of key terms. Also new for this edition, a Companion Website provides additional resources to help you apply the critical techniques you learn. From templates and checklists, access to SAGE journal articles and additional case studies, these free resources will make sure you successfully master advanced critical skills. If you need to engage with published (or unpublished) literature such as essays, dissertations or theses, research papers or oral presentations, this proven guide helps you develop a reflective and advanced critical approach to your research and writing. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success!