Applied Linguistics at the Interface - British Association for Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics at the Interface - British Association for Applied Linguistics

Creativity, conformity and complexity in academic writing

Applied Linguistics at the Interface - British Association for Applied Linguistics

Mary Scott [+-]
Institute of Education
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My main area of interest in teaching and research is academic literacies, and in particular : • The history of academic literacy/literacies in higher education in the UK and more widely; • How student writing is read by teachers and how it might be read differently; ie. rethinking the assessment of students' written texts • Re-considering written text with the aid of multimodality • The study of literature in English in higher education in the UK and in other countries
Joan Turner [+-]
Goldsmith’s College
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Joan Turner supervises research students in applied linguistics and education and works on PhD writing with doctoral students across the university, who are in the final stages of their PhD. Her research interests relate to language and culture in higher education, and include the theoretical perspective of academic literacies, English for Academic Purposes, writing research, issues of intercultural communication and English as an international language.

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This chapter develops a perspective which lies at the interface between applied linguistic research on academic writing and the various theoretical discourses that feed into academic literacy or academic literacies. It looks at excerpts from student texts and how they enact heteroglossia, by negotiating contemporary disciplinary discourses which the students are working on, inter-relating academic conventions such as citation with previous educational values, and developing an argument.

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Scott, Mary; Turner, Joan. Creativity, conformity and complexity in academic writing. Applied Linguistics at the Interface. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 145-156 Nov 2004. ISBN 9781904768579. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21529. Date accessed: 24 May 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21529. Nov 2004

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