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By Michael J. Marcuse

ISBN-10: 0520079922

ISBN-13: 9780520079922

This article is an advent to the whole diversity of normal reference instruments in all branches of English experiences. greater than 10,000 titles are incorporated. The "Reference advisor" covers all of the parts commonly outlined as English experiences and all of the box of inquiry extra lately linked to English reports. British and Irish, American and international literatures written in English are incorporated. different fields lined are folklore, movie, literary conception, normal and comparative literature, language and linguistics, rhetoric and composition, bibliography and textual feedback and women's stories.

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Alsup and Bernard-Donals (2002: 122) see college argumentation as ‘a process of inquiry with others’, which goes beyond fact-finding; they say that in college a student is writing for his or her peers, rather than for the teacher. Graff (2003) sees college writing as inquiry and argumentation, that it is more than just reporting or summarizing. What models of good academic English do students encounter, though? Graff warns academics that we are not helping ourselves (or our students) with obtuse language.

G. as a result of X). These findings contrast with the linguistic traits of textbooks, which tend to use fuller expressions, with more full clauses. Some think of academic writing as impersonal, but is it? Hyland and Tse (2004) and Biber (2006a, 2006b) look at something called stance, writer-attitude that can be conveyed by a range of discourse devices. Biber (2006b: 98) finds that academic writers also make frequent use of hedges, devices that can be used ‘to express tentativeness and possibility’.

Many academics, says Carter (2007), wrongly Examining Academic English: Form and Function 31 think that writing is a skill that can easily apply across disciplines, and we fail to see where there are similarities and differences across subject areas. Bartholomae (1993: 20) thinks that the basic skills writing courses should teach the disciplinary differences, that it would be wrong to ‘ignore the role of the introductory writing course in preparing students to negotiate the full range of expectations in the university […] including linguistic convention’.

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