Disciplinary Discourses

In the Michigan Classics Edition of Disciplinary Discourses: Social Interactions in AcademicWriting, Ken Hyland examines the relationships between the cultures of academic communities and their unique discourses.

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472030248

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 211

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Why do engineers "report" while philosophers "argue" and biologists "describe"? In the Michigan Classics Edition of Disciplinary Discourses: Social Interactions in AcademicWriting, Ken Hyland examines the relationships between the cultures of academic communities and their unique discourses. Drawing on discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and the voices of professional insiders, Ken Hyland explores how academics use language to organize their professional lives, carry out intellectual tasks, and reach agreement on what will count as knowledge. In addition, Disciplinary Discourses presents a useful framework for understanding the interactions between writers and their readers in published academic writing. From this framework, Hyland provides practical teaching suggestions and points out opportunities for further research within the subject area. As issues of linguistic and rhetorical expression of disciplinary conventions are becoming more central to teachers, students, and researchers, the careful analysis and straightforward style of Disciplinary Discourses make it a remarkable asset. The Michigan Classics Edition features a new preface by the author and a new foreword by John M. Swales.

Flaubert Zola and the Incorporation of Disciplinary Knowledge

Flaubert orZola studies assuch, although itcontains extensive discussion
ofliterary works associated with thesetwo author functions considered
alongsideand inrelation to disciplinary discourses asthey become incorporated. It
isnot so much a ...

Author: L. Duffy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137297549

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 261

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This book is about how France's two major documentary authors of the nineteenth century – Gustave Flaubert and Émile Zola – incorporate medical knowledge about the body into their works, and in so doing exploit its metaphorical potential of the body to engage in critical reflection about the accumulation and reconfiguration of knowledge.

Disciplinary Identities

Individuality and Community in Academic Discourse Ken Hyland. feel enduring,
even though it is a ... Discovering how individuals perform academic identities
therefore involves the study of disciplinary discourses. Disciplinary discourses
and ...

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521192217

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 236

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An engaging, advanced-level introduction to the emerging field of discourse studies of identity, with particular reference to academic contexts. Disciplinary Identities uses findings from corpus research to present fascinating insights into the relationship between author identity and disciplinarity in academic writing. Ken Hyland draws on a number of sources to explore how authors convey aspects of their identities within the constraints placed upon them by their disciplines' rhetorical conventions. He promotes corpus methods as important tools in identity research, demonstrating the effectiveness of keyword and collocation analysis in highlighting both the norms of a particular genre and an author's idiosyncratic choices. Also available separately as a paperback.

Adolescent Literacies

Disciplinary Discourse Communities Other interpretations of disciplinary literacy
are drawn from a theory of discourses as situated within social communities of
practices (Lave & Wenger, 1991) and discourse communities that participate
within ...

Author: Kathleen A. Hinchman

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462534524


Page: 501

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Showcasing cutting-edge findings on adolescent literacy teaching and learning, this unique handbook is grounded in the realities of students' daily lives. It highlights research methods and instructional approaches that capitalize on adolescents' interests, knowledge, and new literacies. Attention is given to how race, gender, language, and other dimensions of identity--along with curriculum and teaching methods--shape youths' literacy development and engagement. The volume explores innovative ways that educators are using a variety of multimodal texts, from textbooks to graphic novels and digital productions. It reviews a range of pedagogical approaches; key topics include collaborative inquiry, argumentation, close reading, and composition.

Worlds of Written Discourse

As a result, disciplinary characteristics have often been ignored in most of the
analyses of genres. However, in recent studies of professional discourses (
Hyland 2000; Bhatia 1999b, 1999c; Hewings and Nickerson 1999), disciplinary ...

Author: Vijay Kumar Bhatia

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826454453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 228

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This book extends the scope and coverage of genre theory, giving more emphasis to what is known as pragmatic space; in other words it integrates the study of discourse at the textual level with the study of how that discourse operates in its social context.

Academic Discourse

However, if we look at the discourses of the individual disciplines, we are less
likely to find sufficient common ground to justify the merger of such disciplinary
cultures. On the contrary, we are more likely to find generic and disciplinary
conflicts, ...

Author: John Flowerdew

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317875741

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Academic Discourse presents a collection of specially commissioned articles on the theme of academic discourse. Divided into sections covering the main approaches, each begins with a state of the art overview of the approach and continues with exemplificatory empirical studies. Genre analysis, corpus linguistics, contrastive rhetoric and ethnography are comprehensively covered through the analysis of various academic genres: research articles, PhD these, textbooks, argumentative essays, and business cases. Academic Discourse brings together state-of-the art analysis and theory in a single volume. It also features: - an introduction which provides a survey and rationale for the material - implications for pedagogy at the end of each chapter- topical review articles with example studies- a glossary The breadth of critical writing, and from a wide geographical spread, makes Academic Discourse a fresh and insightful addition to the field of discourse analysis.

Reclaiming the Local in Language Policy and Practice

To capture the complexity of linguistic hybridities associated with plural identities,
as discussed earlier, our disciplinary discourses of the global use and acquisition
of English must bring into focus local forms shaped by the local logics of ...

Author: A. Suresh Canagarajah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135623517

Category: Education

Page: 328

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This volume inserts the place of the local in theorizing about language policies and practices in applied linguistics. While the effects of globalization around the world are being discussed in such diverse circles as corporations, law firms, and education, and while the spread of English has come to largely benefit those in positions of power, relatively little has been said about the impact of globalization at the local level, directly or indirectly. Reclaiming the Local in Language Policy and Practice is unique in focusing specifically on the outcomes of globalization in and among the communities affected by these changes. The authors make a case for why it is important for local social practices, communicative conventions, linguistic realities, and knowledge paradigms to actively inform language policies and practices for classrooms and communities in specific contexts, and to critically inform those pertaining to other communities. Engaging with the dominant paradigms in the discipline of applied linguistics, the chapters include research relating to second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, literacy, and language planning. The majority of chapters are case studies of specific contexts and communities, focused on situations of language teaching. Beyond their local contexts these studies are important for initiating discussion of their relevance for other, different communities and contexts. Taken together, the chapters in this book approach the task of reclaiming and making space for the local by means of negotiating with the present and the global. They illuminate the paradox that the local contains complex values of diversity, multilingualism, and plurality that can help to reconceive the multilingual society and education for postmodern times.

English in the Disciplines

As mentioned in Chapter 6, developing disciplinary literacy in a first or second
language involves not only developing competence in specialized forms of
discourse, but also adopting the subject positions, social identities and ways of
thinking ...

Author: Christoph A Hafner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429839689

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

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The context for the teaching and learning of English for specific disciplinary purposes is undergoing profound changes under the influence of economic globalization and new digital communication technologies. English in the Disciplines demonstrates how fundamental principles of ESP, to tailor language learning materials to the needs of specific groups of learners, can be adapted to new contexts of learning in the digital age. Based on sustained research into students’ experiences in an ESP context in Hong Kong, this volume provides an empirically grounded and practical methodology to ESP learning and course design and features: • mixed-method case studies; • links between theory and practice, with plentiful examples of teaching materials and learning activities; • recognition of the effect of new technologies and globalization on the practice of ESP, highlighting problems and providing practical solutions; • a new pedagogical model for ESP course design, addressing multiple dimensions relevant to today’s ESP learners including learner autonomy, genre, multimodality and digital literacies, plurilingual practices, and project-based learning and collaboration. English in the Disciplines provides key reading for anyone studying and researching this topic.

Corporate Discourse

(1999), 'Disciplinary discourses: writer stance in research articles', in C. Candlin
and K. Hyland (eds), Writing: Texts, Processes and Practices. London: Longman,
pp. 99–121. — (2000), Disciplinary Discourses: Social Interactions in Academic ...

Author: Ruth Breeze

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441142672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Corporate discourse examines business communication practices from a discourse perspective, looking in detail at the ways in which corporations around the world communicate with individuals, with other collective entities and with the world at large. It is concerned with understanding how language works in business contexts and how corporate identity and personal and professional relationships are configured through discourse. Using a range of analytical techniques to examine different forms of textual evidence from companies operating in many sectors, this book maps out current developments in corporate discourse against the complex background of globalization.

Clearing a Space

Initially these discussions focused on modern European societies , though often
with an awareness that these disciplinary discourses were not just implicated in ,
but were crucial to the demarcation of modern Western identities , and ...

Author: Keith Foulcher

Publisher: KITLV Press

ISBN: 9067181897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 381

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Papers delivered at a workshop on 'Postcoloniality and the Question of Modern Indonesian Literature' in May 1998 at University of Sydney.

Speaking About Writing

DAVID N. DOB RIN In any disciplinary discourse, some disciplinary acts are
intrinsically related to the aims of the discourse and some are what one might call
ritualistic. Since most disciplinary acts are statements, and since the aim of a ...

Author: Peter Smagorinsky

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452254869

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 308

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This volume makes a powerful case for the analysis of the spoken word as a source of data to study writing. The contributors focus on issues involved in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data. Their approaches go beyond simple quantitative//qualitative differences, examining the very underpinnings of the various assumptions of distinct methodologies. Divided into four major areas of inquiry, the book looks at different aspects of conducting think-aloud protocol analysis, retrospective accounts, discourse analysis and interviews in the field.

Academic Discourse Across Disciplines

In recent years , the study of academic discourse has been moving towards a
closer examination of disciplinary differences . This can be seen perhaps most
clearly in the proliferation of genre studies in the early nineties that followed the ...

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039111833

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This volume reflects the emerging interest in cross-disciplinary variation in both spoken and written academic English, exploring the conventions and modes of persuasion characteristic of different disciplines and which help define academic inquiry. This collection brings together chapters by applied linguists and EAP practitioners from seven different countries. The authors draw on various specialised spoken and written corpora to illustrate the notion of variation and to explore the concept of discipline and the different methodologies they use to investigate these corpora. The book also seeks to make explicit the valuable links that can be made between research into academic speech and writing as text, as process, and as social practice.

The Politics of Insects

Previously we saw how the films examined all sought to take a specific discourse
– monogamy, heterosexuality, the ... disciplinary discourses and who undergo
changes and alterations as a result of shifts in the disciplinary structures and ...

Author: Scott Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441116888

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Canadian film director David Cronenberg has long been a figure of artistic acclaim and public controversy. Bursting into view with a trio of shocking horror films in the 1970s, Cronenberg's work has become increasingly complex in its sensibilities and inward-looking in its concerns and themes. This trajectory culminates in the multiplex successes of his most recent films, which appear to conclude a straightforward evolutionary arc that begins in the cold outside of shock-horror and arrives in the warm embrace of commercial and critical success. Scott Wilson argues persuasively that Cronenberg's career can be divided into broad thematic stages and instead offers a complex examination of the relationship between three inter-related terms: the director as auteur; the industry that support or denies commercial opportunity; and the audience who receive, interpret and support (or decry) the vision represented on screen. The Politics of Insects provides an opportunity to explore Cronenberg's films in relation to each other in terms of their thematic continuity, and in terms of their relationship to industrial concerns and audience responses.

Reflective Teaching in Higher Education

There is an added challenge here for many international students for whom the
disciplinary discourse is unfamiliar, but so ... speakers and competence at
disciplinary discourses, and this in turn can further disadvantage international
students, ...

Author: Paul Ashwin

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441147233

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Reflective Teaching in Higher Education is the definitive textbook for reflective teachers in higher education. Informed by the latest research in this area, the book offers extensive support for those at the start of an academic career and career-long professionalism for those teaching in higher education. Written by an international collaborative author team of higher education experts led by Paul Ashwin, Reflective Teaching in Higher Education offers two levels of support: - practical guidance for day-to-day teaching, covering key issues such as strategies for improving learning, teaching and assessment, curriculum design, relationships, communication, and inclusion; and - evidence-informed 'principles' to aid understanding of how theories can effectively inform teaching practices, offering ways to develop a deeper understanding of teaching and learning in higher education. Case studies, activities, research briefings and annotated key readings are provided throughout. The author team: Paul Ashwin (Lancaster University, UK) | David Boud (University of Technology, Sydney, Australia) | Kelly Coate (King's Learning Institute, King's College London, UK) | Fiona Hallett (Edge Hill University, UK) | Elaine Keane (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) | Kerri-Lee Krause (Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia) | Brenda Leibowitz (University of Johannesburg, South Africa) | Iain MacLaren (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) | Jan McArthur (Lancaster University, UK) | Velda McCune (University of Edinburgh, UK) | Michelle Tooher National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland) This book forms part of the Reflective Teaching series, edited by Andrew Pollard and Amy Pollard, offering support for reflective practice in early, primary, secondary, further, vocational, university and adult sectors of education. Reflective Teaching in Higher Education and its website, www.reflectiveteaching.co.uk, promote the expertise of teaching within higher education.

Focus on First Year Success

Throughout his work Gee cites academic disciplines as particularly good
examples of discourses, and refers to the need for ... It is through participation in
the disciplinary discourse community, over the period of their studies, that
students ...

Author: Brenda Leibowitz


ISBN: 9781920338121

Category: Education

Page: 285

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The importance of the first-year experience is now well recognised. This collection of papers makes a fascinating and important contribution to our understanding of students' transition to higher education. This is a scholarly, engaging and illuminating text, that is relevant not only in the context of South Africa, but for anyone interested in student learning in the first year of university education. David Gosling, Plymouth University

Critical Thinking and Language

7.1. Generic. Skills. and. Disciplinary. Discourses. Revisited. As was noted in the
early discussion of the literature (Chapter 2), ideas about the teaching of critical
thinking have tended to coalesce around two dominant, and largely ...

Author: Tim John Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441117359

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This book clarifies the idea of critical thinking by investigating the 'critical' practices of academics across a range of disciplines. Drawing on key theorists - Wittgenstein, Geertz, Williams, Halliday - and using a 'textographic' approach, the book explores how the concept of critical thinking is understood by academics and also how it is constructed discursively in the texts and practices they employ in their teaching. Critical thinking is one of the most widely discussed concepts in debates on university learning. For many, the idea of teaching students to be critical thinkers characterizes more than anything else the overriding purpose of 'higher education'. But whilst there is general agreement about its importance as an educational ideal, there is surprisingly little agreement about what the concept means exactly. Also at issue is how and what students need to be taught in order to be properly critical in their field. This searching monograph seeks answers to these important questions.

Patterns Meaningful Units and Specialized Discourses

Emphasizers in spoken and written academic discourse The case of really
Giuliana Diani University of Modena and Reggio Emilia The ... Keywords:
emphasizer, academic speech and writing, register variation, genre, disciplinary
discourse 1.

Author: Ute Römer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027222527

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 124

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This collection of papers explores some facets in the areas of Corpus Linguistics and Phraseology which have gone unnoticed so far. With the aid of a range of different corpora and new-generation software tools, the authors tackle specialized domains and discourse in specialized settings, utilizing some innovative approaches to the study of recurrent features and patterns in the languages of economics, history, linguistics, politics, and other fields. The papers critically examine contemporary discourses in which experts and laypersons are equally involved, showing that the spoken and written texts, selected from various specialized corpora, can be seen as collective memory banks. The series of reflections and specialized meanings uncovered in these texts are closely tied to particular sequences of patterned chunks in language and offer exciting insights into the inseparability of lexis and grammar.The contributions to this volume were previously published in "International Journal of Corpus Linguistics" 13:3 (2008).

Space and Social Theory

What will be explored and given particular emphasis here are those 'disciplinary
discourses' that illuminate the dispersed practices of power operative and
inherent in representations of forms of space that are an integral part of
Foucault's ...

Author: Andrzej J L Zieleniec

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761944478

Category: Social Science

Page: 201

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The importance of the spatial dimension of the structure, organization and experience of social relations is fundamental for sociological analysis and understanding. Space and Social Theory is an essential primer on the theories of space and inherent spatiality, guiding readers through the contributions of key and influential theorists: Marx, Simmel, Lefebvre, Harvey and Foucault. Giving an essential and accessible overview of social theories of space, this books shows why it matters to understand these theorists spatially. It will be crucial reading for students in sociology, urban studies, human geography, politics, and anthropology.

Commonality and Individuality in Academic Discourse

Negotiating a representation of self from the standardizing conventions of
disciplinary discourses is , however , a skilled accomplishment , and one likely to
be more evident in experienced hands than in the writing of students or novices .

Author: Maurizio Gotti

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3034300239

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

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This volume explores the relationship between shared disciplinary norms and individual traits in academic speech and writing. Despite the standardising pressure of cultural and language-related factors, academic communication remains in many ways a highly personal affair, with active participation in a disciplinary community requiring a multidimensional discourse that combines the professional, institutional, social and individual identities of its members. The first section of the volume deals with tensions involving individual/collective values and the analysis of collective vs. individual discoursal features in academic discourse. The second section comprises longitudinal investigations of the academic output of single scholars, so as to highlight the individuality in their choices and the reasons for not conforming with the commonality of conventions shared by their professional community. The third part deals with genres that are meant to impose commonality on the members of an academic community, not only in the drafting of specialized texts but also when these are reviewed or evaluated for possible publication.