Developing your Academic 'Voice'

Writing Research Proposals in Applied Linguistics - A. Mehdi Riazi

Jean Brick [+-]
Macquarie University
Jean Brick has taught Applied Linguistics at Macquarie University for 18 years. Her areas of interest include academic communication, intercultural communication and the language of science. Her research interests focus on academic communication, most recently on the use of metaphor in academic discourse. She has undertaken consultancies on academic literacy and second language teaching and learning funded by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and AusAid in Maldives, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Kiribati, China and Indonesia. Her publications include Brick, J., Herke, M. & Wong D., Academic Culture: A student’s guide to studying at university (3rd ed), Macmillan, Melbourne (2016) and Brick, J., China, A handbook in inter-cultural communication (2nd ed) NCELTR, Sydney (2004)


• Making your argument coherent, persuasive and believable: Giving your voice to your academic argument • Building on authority but adding your perspective • Discerning (but not plagiarising) the voices of others in what you read • Why discourse choices are crucial in building and expressing your voice • A Research Proposal as an interplay of voices: direct and indirect, yours and others’ Reflective Tasks

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Brick, Jean. Developing your Academic 'Voice'. Writing Research Proposals in Applied Linguistics. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. Sep 2021. ISBN 9781781796320. Date accessed: 23 Sep 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.33184. Sep 2021

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