Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Seminar by Professor Brian Paltridge

Research Seminars in TESOL and Language Studies
The TESOL Research Network
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Genre and second language academic writing: Influences and developments

Professor Brian Paltridge

The University of Sydney

Date: Thursday 24th October 2013 

Time: 4.00 – 5.00 pm 

Venue: Education 459, The University of Sydney 

Abstract: The notion of genre is now an extremely important one in the teaching and researching of second language writing. In this presentation, I trace the history of genre and genre-based teaching in the area of second language academic writing through key work that has been influential in its development. Some of this work is more theoretical in that it has contributed to the development of ways of thinking about and researching genres, while other work has been more practical in that its focus has been on the teaching and learning of genres and, in this case, the teaching of academic writing in second language settings.

Bio: Brian Paltridge is Professor TESOL at the University of Sydney. He is co-author of Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language (Routledge, 2007, with Sue Starfield) and with his TESOL colleagues at the University of Sydney Teaching Academic Writing (University of Michigan Press, 2009). With Aek Phakiti he edited the Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (Continuum, 2010), with Ken Hyland the Companion to Discourse Analysis (Continuum, 2011) and with Diane Belcher and Ann Johns New Directions in English for Specific Purposes Research (University of Michigan Press, 2011). His most recent publications are the second edition of his book Discourse Analysis (Bloomsbury 2012) and the Handbook of English for Specific Purposes, edited with Sue Starfield (Wiley-Blackwell 2103). He is an Editor Emeritus for the journal English for Specific Purposes and a member of the editorial board for the English Australia Journal, the Taiwan International ESP Journal and the Chinese Journal of English for Specific Purposes. From 2014 he will be co-editor of TESOL Quarterly.
Enquiries: Dr Aek Phakiti (aek.phakiti@sydney.edu.au). This is a free seminar. There is no need to RSVP.

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