The focus of this book is the use of genre-based approaches to teaching academic writing. Genre-based courses enable second language learners to integrate their linguistic, organisational and contextual knowledge in a variety of different tasks. The book reviews pedagogical approaches to genre through English for Specific Purposes and Systemic Functional Linguistics to present a synthesis of the current research being undertaken in the field. From this theoretical base, Ian Bruce proposes a new model of genre-based approaches to academic writing, and analyses the ways in which this can be implemented in pedagogy and curriculum design. "Academic Writing and Genre" is a cutting-edge monograph which will be essential reading for researchers in applied linguistics.
Ian Bruce is Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand.
1. Genre constructs and the teaching of writing; 2. The two main pedagogical approaches to genre: a review; 3. Cognitive discourse categories; 4. Operationalising cognitive genres; 5. Cognitive genres and EAP writing courses; 6. The scope of social genre knowledge; 7. Teaching a higher level research genre.