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Applying Corpus Tools to EAP Instruction

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by Mat Terrett My interest in the use of corpora for EAP began when I first heard about Coxhead’s (2000) Academic Word List and was further piqued when I read Hyland’s (2009) corpus-based argument for greater specificity in EAP teaching. This provided a focus for my own research through which I came to believe that an…
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English for Academic Purposes: EAP links

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My top (online) EAP resources part 2 After writing my first post on some of the online English for Academic Purposes resources I use and since my next pre sessional EAP course (6th!

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Some good free resources here, good for CAPES oral practice for those that need it

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Demand High EAP

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"I strongly believe we need to be (re)creating a climate of knowledge building in the EAP classroom." Steve Kirk

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Steve Kirk argues that in language for academic purposes classes, fluency activities where learners "just speak" are insufficient: learners also need to learn to develop "contentful" contributions.  

 

I think a) this is also true of other second/foreign language teaching contexts and b) a strong version of task-based teaching can help address this concern.

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Academic publishing and the myth of linguistic injustice: Hyland, 2016

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Academic publication now dominates the lives of academics across the globe who must increasingly submit their research for publication in high profile English language journals to move up the career ladder. The dominance of English in academic publishing, however, has raised questions of communicative inequality and the possible ‘linguistic injustice’ against an author's mother tongue. Native English speakers are thought to have an advantage as they acquire the language naturalistically while second language users must invest more time, effort and money into formally learning it and may experience greater difficulties when writing in English. Attitude surveys reveal that English as an Additional Language authors often believe that editors and referees are prejudiced against them for any non-standard language. In this paper, I critically review the evidence for linguistic injustice through a survey of the literature and interviews with scholars working in Hong Kong. I argue that framing publication problems as a crude Native vs non-Native polarization not only draws on an outmoded respect for ‘Native speaker’ competence but serves to demoralizes EAL writers and marginalize the difficulties experienced by novice L1 English academics. The paper, then, is a call for a more inclusive and balanced view of academic publishing.

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That outmoded native-nonnative distinction again ...

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Academic Phrasebank

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See also the UEFAP site. http://www.uefap.com/

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 19, 2013 2:48 AM

The University of Manchester put together this 39 page document of phrases used in academic writing organised by function and with comments for users. An almost dauntingly comprehensive list, but I can see applications for teaching and learning EAP, probably with advanced learners.

Luciana Viter's comment, January 19, 2013 10:01 AM
Thanks, Shona, a very helpful EAP resource.
Shona Whyte's comment, January 20, 2013 3:34 AM
There seems to be a lot of interest in this sort of resource. I'm curious about how people see it being used for language teaching and learning.
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Academic Word List exercises: University of Nottingham

Word lists and various useful tools for manipulating texts.


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Nice set of tools and activities for English for Academic Purposes.

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Robin Yu's comment, January 16, 2013 7:01 AM
The word lists can be found elsewhere but the highlighter tools and gap-fill maker are unique tools from Nottingham.