Academic Writing Step by Step - A Research-based Approach - Christopher N Candlin †

Academic Writing Step by Step - A Research-based Approach - Christopher N Candlin †

The Explanatory Synthesis

Academic Writing Step by Step - A Research-based Approach - Christopher N Candlin †

Christopher N Candlin † [+-]
Macquarie University
Christopher N. Candlin † was Senior Research Professor Emeritus in the Department of Linguistics at Macquarie University, Sydney. He had been Head of the Department of Linguistics, and was the Foundation Executive Director of the Australian Government’s National Centre for English Language Teaching & Research from 1987-1998, and established the Research Centre in Language in Social Life, also at Macquarie. He held Professorships at Lancaster University, UK, The City University of Hong Kong, the UK Open University, and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Honorary Professorships at the Universities of Lancaster, Nottingham and Cardiff in the UK, and at Beijing Foreign Studies University, together with Adjunct Professorships at Aarhus University, Denmark, The University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, and the Hellenic American University in Athens. He was a consultant for research and curriculum development at the ELI at KUIS for over ten years, working closely with colleagues, had acted as Visiting Professor at Giessen University (Germany), University of Hawai’i, University of Toronto (OISE), Jyvaskyla University, Finland, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and held a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Research Professorship at the Centre for Health Communication Research at Cardiff University (UK). His most recent research was in applied linguistics particularly in the field of professional and organizational communication, focusing on foreign language education, healthcare and law. He had over 150 publications in terms of books, book chapters, and papers in international academic journals in his fields of interest, together with commissioned reports, and had successfully supervised 60 doctorate students with a further 12 currently under supervision, many of them internationally. He directed or co-directed over 50 externally funded research projects in his fields of inquiry and had been a plenary or keynote speaker at over 90 international conferences. He had been a member of the Editorial Boards of several international journals, including Applied Linguistics, TEXT & TALK, Journal of Sociolinguistics, Language Awareness, Journal of English for Specific Purposes, and Communication in Medicine, and had co-edited (with Srikant Sarangi) the Journal of Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice published by Equinox. He had acted as reviewer for submissions to 16 international journals, had served as external assessor for faculty appraisal in 29 universities (5 in Australia) and for PhD’s in 20 universities (8 in Australia) and had been a member of Research Panels in his fields for research awards in Australia, the UK, and Finland. He also edited or co-edited eight international book series with Pearson (Longman), Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan, and Equinox. From 1996 to 2002 he was elected (for two terms) as President of the International Association of Applied Linguistics.
Peter Crompton [+-]
University of Sharjah
Peter Crompton is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. He previously worked at universities in China, Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Lithuania, and the UK. Dr. Crompton has published articles and book chapters on EAP, text analysis, and learner corpora in ESP, Text and Talk, Functions of Language, RELC Journal, and Asian EFL Journal.
Basil Hatim [+-]
University of Sharjah
Basil Hatim is Professor of Translation & Interpreting at the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, and has worked and lectured widely at universities throughout the world. He has published extensively in applied linguistics, text linguistics translation/interpreting, and academic writing, including Communication Across Cultures (Exeter University Press 1997), Teaching & Researching Translation (Longman 2002; new edition forthcoming), Translation: An Advanced Resource Book (with Jeremy Munday, Routledge 2004), and Arabic Rhetoric: The Pragmatics of Deviation from Linguistic Norms (Lincom 2010).

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In this Unit, you will be able to see: ■■ How writers string together several Summaries to form an Explanatory Synthesis; ■■ What an Explanatory Synthesis looks like viewed “from above” as a macrostructure; ■■ What your role as a writer is in forming an Explanatory Synthesis.

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Candlin, Christopher N ; Crompton, Peter ; Hatim, Basil . The Explanatory Synthesis. Academic Writing Step by Step - A Research-based Approach. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 70-87 Jan 2016. ISBN 9781781790588. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=24703. Date accessed: 27 Sep 2021 doi: 10.1558/equinox.24703. Jan 2016

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