Academic Evaluation

Academic Evaluation : Review Genres in University Settings

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This book explores how academics publically evaluate each others' work. Focusing on blurbs, book reviews, review articles, and literature reviews, the international contributors to the volume show how writers manage to critically engage with others' ideas, argue their own viewpoints, and establish academic credibility.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 245 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 20mm | 439.98g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 6 Illustrations, black and white; VII, 245 p. 6 illus.
  • 0230224334
  • 9780230224339

Review quote

'...valuable for researchers interested in a variety of fields, including discourse analysis, academic writing, intercultural communication, and second language writing. They also offer a valuable and stimulating contribution to ongoing discussion of academic review genres.' - Australian Review of Applied Linguisticsshow more

About Ken Hyland

HELEN BASTURKMEN is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand MARINA BONDI is Professor of English and Director of the Department of Studies on Language, Text and Translation, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy MARIA-LLUISA GEA-VALOR is a Lecturer in English, Linguistics and ESP at Universitat Jaume I, Castello, Spain DAVIDE SIMONE GIANNONI is a tenured researcher in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Bergamo, Northern Italy and a founding member of the LSP research centre CERLIS (www.unibg.it/cerlis) NICHOLAS GROOM is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics and English Language Teaching, Centre for English Language Studies, University of Birmingham, UK MARTA INIGO-ROS lectures on Methodology of Translation and Linguistics at the Ecole de Traduction et d'Interpretation, Geneva, Switzerland ROSA LORES SANZ is a Senior Lecturer, Department of English and German Studies, University of Zaragoza, Spain ANA I. MORENO is a Senior Lecturer in English Philology at the Universidad de Leon, Spain JUDY NOGUCHI teaches English in Japan. PHILIP SHAW is currently a Professor in the Department of English, Stockholm University, Sweden LORENA SUAREZ is currently teaching English at the Colegio Jesus Reparador in Burgos, Spain PAUL THOMPSON is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, University of Reading, UK POLLY TSE is an instructor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where she teaches English for Specific and Academic Purposesshow more

Table of contents

Introduction: Academic Evaluation and Review Genres; K.Hyland & G.Diani PART I: AN OVERVIEW OF REVIEW GENRES Negotiating Research Values across Review Genres: A Case Study in Applied Linguistics; D.S.Giannoni Reviewing Science in an Information-Overloaded World; J.Noguchi Literature Reviews in Applied PhD Theses: Evidence and Problems; P.Thompson Back Cover Blurbs: Puff Pieces and Windows on Cultural Values; H.Basturkmen PART II: DISCIPLINARY VARIATION Reporting and Evaluation in English Book Review Articles: A Cross-Disciplinary Study; G.Diani Discipline and Gender: Constructing Rhetorical Identity in Book Reviews; P.Tse & K.Hyland Phraseology and Epistemology in Academic Book Reviews: A Corpus-Driven Analysis of Two Humanities Disciplines; N.Groom PART III: CROSS-LINGUISTIC VARIATION (Non-) Critical Voices in the Reviewing of History Discourse: A Cross-Cultural Study of Evaluation; R.Lores Sanz Academic Book Reviews in English and Spanish: Critical Comments and Rhetorical Structure; A.I.Moreno & L.Suarez Historians at Work. Reporting Frameworks in English and Italian Book Review Articles; M.Bondi PART IV: DIACHRONIC VARIATION On the Dynamic Nature of Genre: A Diachronic Study of Blurbs; M-L.Gea-Valor & M.Inigo Ros The Lexis and Grammar of Explicit Evaluation in Academic Book Reviews, 1913 and 1993; P.Shaw Indexshow more

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'...valuable for researchers interested in a variety of fields, including discourse analysis, academic writing, intercultural communication, and second language writing. They also offer a valuable and stimulating contribution to ongoing discussion of academic review genres.' - Australian Review of Applied Linguisticsshow more