Academic Publishing: Issues and Challenges in the Construction of Knowledge

Academic Publishing: Issues and Challenges in the Construction of Knowledge

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As well as outlining implications for pedagogy in the English-language classroom, Hyland fully evaluates the social practices surrounding knowledge creation and the political implications of global more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 162 x 234 x 13mm | 400g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0194423956
  • 9780194423953
  • 1,074,196

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"...the issues and challenges [are] clearly and comprehensively described in this book..." Modern English Teacher "This book presents a clear and accessible discussion of the key aspects of writing for academic publication, and the role of such publishing in the 'knowledge construction industry'... It gives a comprehensive and lucid account of the concepts, issues and challenges facing all those who engage in academic writing... The author also explores the impact of English as a global academic language, the conventions of publication and the implications of all this for ELT pedagogy." English Teaching Professional "Addressing what takes place in academia and what the community insiders feel implicitly but hardly acknowledge publicly is really invaluable.... I learnt a lot from reading the book, and gaining more confidence when dealing with the challenges faced by academic writers is only one of its benefits." System "Hyland's recent book is one of the most important yet sobering tomes on academic publishing in various disciplines that I have read... What Hyland describes in this thoroughly researched book is essential for all junior scholars to know if they plan to write for publication early in their careers." English for Specific Purposes journal "As a leading figure in applied linguistics, Ken Hyland is remarkably diligent and productive, generating publications at an amazing speed. His books never fail to inspire, including this recent volume".The nine chapters cite an extremely varied and extensive range of very recent literature, with the text remaining dynamic, fresh, and sparkling with insights throughout. The book constitutes a milestone in the scholarship on academic publishing in an English-dominant era." Journal of Second Language Writing This book, by Ken Hyland, one of the leading scholars in the field of academic publishing, is an authoritative contribution to the literature in this domain. It engages the reader in a nuanced discussion on the intricate world of academic publishing, in its dynamic development and its interrelatedness with knowledge construction... Despite its thematic and informational complexity, the book is reader-friendly, thanks to the author's approach and style... Overall, the book is a valuable, data-rich contribution to our understanding of the complex picture of academic publishing. Journal of English for Academic Purposes Academic Publishing: Issues and Challenges in the Construction of Knowledge is a must-read reference book for those involved in research into scholarly publication, especially novice researchers. The book has successfully provided a timely contribution to the knowledge base on scholarly publication and presented a state of the art survey of the literature and research in this domain. There is no doubt that a book of such a high caliber can only be produced by stellar scholars such as Ken Hyland, whose distinguished status is clear to anyone within the field of EAP and whose invaluable insights have always triggered disciplinary discussions and pushed the boundaries of disciplinary scholarship forward. Linguist List "Ken Hyland's book is an important contribution to the literature on academic publishing. It is accessibly written, key concepts and themes are well explained, and the issues that are discussed are clearly connected to the challenges faced by academic writers." Brian Paltridge, Professor of TESOL, University of Sydneyshow more