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The English for Academic Purposes Practitioner

Operating on the Edge of Academia

Authors: Ding, Alex, Bruce, Ian

  • Discusses the role of EAP practitioners in the context of the current higher education landscape
  • Focuses on the EAP practitioner, rather than simply on EAP practice
  • Analyses the professional and academic identities of EAP practitioners
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About this book

This book contextualizes the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP), with a particular focus on the professional and academic identity and role of the EAP practitioner. The authors examine previously neglected areas such as the socio-economic, academic and employment contexts within which EAP practitioners function. In doing so, they develop a better understanding of the roles, expectations and constraints that arise from these contexts, which in turn shape professional practice and the identity of the practitioner. As EAP is emerging as an academic discipline with a growing body of published research, this book will appeal to trainee and established practitioners, along with researchers and students of linguistics and education.

About the authors

Alex Ding is Lecturer in English for Academic Purposes and Director of the Centre for Excellence in Language Teaching at the University of Leeds, UK. He leads school-wide projects in language education scholarship, as well as teaching English for Academic Purposes and MA modules. He has also supervised and examined PhD students, and co-led the development of an innovative MA in EAP.
Ian Bruce is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Waikato, New Zealand, where he also teaches on the MA degree of the same name. His research interests include the application of genre theory to English for Academic Purposes courses, and to academic writing instruction. He is closely involved with the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes (BALEAP), and has contributed to the development of their teacher competency framework.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Overview of the Book: The Status of EAP and the Identity of the Practitioner

    Ding, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • The Wider Context of EAP: Neoliberalism, Globalisation, Social Movements and Higher Education

    Ding, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 13-51

  • The Origins and Nature of EAP

    Ding, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 53-92

  • Entering the Field of EAP

    Ding, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 93-115

  • Developing EAP Practitioners

    Ding, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 117-177

Buy this book

eBook £52.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59737-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59736-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The English for Academic Purposes Practitioner
Book Subtitle
Operating on the Edge of Academia
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59737-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59737-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59736-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 236
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