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Academic Literacies: Providing a Space for the Socio-political Dynamics of EAP

Turner, Joan. 2012. Academic Literacies: Providing a Space for the Socio-political Dynamics of EAP. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 11(1), pp. 17-25. ISSN 1475-1585 [Article]

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This article highlights the potential of academic literacies as a theoretical framework for EAP, encompassing not only work on texts, but the wider, socio-political, geopolitical, and institutional contexts and practices in and with which EAP operates. An academic literacies approach foregrounds social practices, and one particular practice, that has become socio-politically and ethically sensitive with regard to student writing in English in the contemporary university is that of ‘proofreading’. The article looks specifically at the reception of students’ writing by professors in the humanities and social sciences, and the ambivalent and contestatory role that proofreading plays within this.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jeap.2011.11.007

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Educational Studies
Research Office > REF2014

Dates:

DateEvent
March 2012Published

Item ID:

6265

Date Deposited:

21 Nov 2012 16:08

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2017 10:59

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/6265

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