Professor Brian Paltridge

BA(Well), GradDipTESOL(UTS), AssocDipCtyLang(UWS), PhD(Waik), MA(Sydney), RSADipTEFLA(Sydney)
Research Development Coordinator

A35 - Education Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 93513160
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Website http://www-personal.edfac.usyd.edu.au/staff/paltridb/brian.htm
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Biographical details

Professor Paltridge has taught English as a second language in Australia, New Zealand, and Italy and has published extensively internationally in peer-reviewed journals. His current projects include:

  • Doctoral Writing in the Creative and Performing Arts (edited with Louise Ravelli and Sue Starfield) to be published by Libri
  • Research Methods in Applied Linguistics (edited with Aek Phakiti) to be published by Bloomsbury.
  • Ethnographic Perspectives on Academic Writing (with Sue Starfield and Christine Tardy) to be published by Oxford University Press
  • Getting Published in Academic Journals (with Sue Starfield) to be published bythe University of Michigan Press.

He has taught postgraduate courses in the areas of second-language teaching and learning, language curriculum design and methodology, research methods, discourse analysis, language for specific purposes, writing for publication and thesis and dissertation writing.

Professor Paltridge maintains personal webpages from which detailed information is available about his:

Research interests

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • English for academic purposes

Keywords: discourse analysis, academic writing, english for specific purposes

Current research students

Project title Degree Research student
The intercultural discourse of university introductions: a genre analysis of Chinese university web-pages. PhD Wenchao TU
The Effects of Oral Feedback in Writing Conferences on Student subsequent Revision MEd (Research) Mazin YOUSIF

Current projects

  • A cross-national study of the relative impact on an oral component on PhD examination quality, language and practice (with Alyyson Holbrook, Sid Bourke and Terry Lovat, University of Newcastle, Margaret Kiley, Australian National University and Sue Starfield, University of New South Wales) Australian Research Council Discovery Grant 2011-2013.

Associations

Awards and honours

  • Excellence in Teaching Award 2002, Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney

  • Excellence in Research Higher Degree Supervision 2005, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sydney

Selected grants

2011

  • A cross-national study of the relative impact of an oral component on PhD examination quality, language and practice; Holbrook A, Bourke S, Lovat T, Kiley M, Paltridge B, Starfield S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2010

  • The Language and Identity Research Group; Rubino A, Bednarek M, Cruickshank K, Djenar D, Jarkey N, Lipovsky C, Mahboob A, Paltridge B, Tsung L, Wang W, Yilmaz D, Zhang Z; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

2008

  • Writing in the academy: the practice-based thesis as an evolving genre; Paltridge B, Starfield S, Ravelli L; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2007

  • Research synthesis on automated feedback on academic writing; Phakiti A, Paltridge B, Stevenson M, Woodrow L; Education Testing Service/TOEFL Grant.
  • A synthesis and evaluation of research into the effectiveness of computer-mediated feedback for English for academic purposes writing teaching and individual writing development; Paltridge B; Educational Testing Service (ETS)/Research Grant.

2006

  • TESOL Network; Harbon L, Woodrow L, Shen H, Phakiti A, Stevenson M, Paltridge B; University of Sydney/Support.
  • Using machine learning and automated document analysis methods to support English composition training; Calvo R, Reimann P, Paltridge B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2001

  • The exegesis as a genre: An ethnographic examination; Paltridge B; Auckland University of Technology/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Books

  • Paltridge, B. (2012). Discourse analysis: an introduction (2nd edition). London: Bloomsbury.
  • Paltridge, B., Harbon, L., Hirsh, D., Shen, H., Stevenson, M., Phakiti, A., Woodrow, L. (2009). Teaching Academic Writing: An Introduction for Teachers of Second Language Writers. Ann Arbor, USA: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S. (2007). Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language: A Handbook for Supervisors. London: RoutledgeFalmer imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Paltridge, B. (2006). Discourse Analysis: An Introduction. London, New York: Continuum.
  • Paltridge, B. (2001). Genre and the Language Learning Classroom. United States: University of Michigan Press.

Edited Books

  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S. (2013). The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes. Malden, Ma, USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Hyland, K., Paltridge, B. (2011). Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis. London: Continuum.
  • Belcher, D., Johns, A., Paltridge, B. (2011). New directions in English for specific purposes research. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B., Phakiti, A. (2010). Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. London: Continuum.

Book Chapters

  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Critical discourse analysis. In Ken Hyland (Eds.), Discourse studies reader: essential excerpts, (pp. 89-109). London: Bloomsbury.
  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Genre and English for specific purposes. In Brian Paltridge & Sue Starfield (Eds.), The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes, (pp. 347-366). Malden, Ma, USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Narrative inquiry and the researching of academic and professional genres. In Maurizio Gotti & Carmen Sancho Guinda (Eds.), Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres, (pp. 497-501). Bern: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Starfield, S., Paltridge, B., Ravelli, L. (2012). 'Why do we have to write?': Practice-based Theses in the Visual and Performing Arts and the Place of Writing. In Carol Berkenkotter, Vijay K. Bhatia & Maurizio Gotti (Eds.), Insights into Academic Genres, (pp. 169-190). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Mahboob, A., Paltridge, B. (2012). Critical Discourse Analysis and Critical Applied Linguistics. In Carol A Chapelle (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Paltridge, B. (2012). Multimodal discourse analysis. In Brian Paltridge (Eds.), Discourse analysis: an introduction (2nd edition), (pp. 169-185). London: Bloomsbury.
  • Paltridge, B. (2012). Teaching English for specific purposes. In Anne Burns & Jack C. Richards (Eds.), The Cambridge guide to pedagogy and practice in second language teaching, (pp. 179-185). Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Paltridge, B. (2012). Theses and dissertations in English for specific purposes. In Carol A Chapelle (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Paltridge, B., Woodrow, L. (2012). Thesis and Dissertation Writing: Moving Beyond the Text. In Ramona Tang (Eds.), Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language: Issues and Challenges Facing ESL/EFL Academic Writers in Higher Education Contexts, (pp. 88-104). London, UK: Continuum.
  • Paltridge, B., Wang, W. (2011). Contextualizing ESP Research: Media Discourses in China and Australia. In Dianne Belcher, Ann M. Johns & Brian Paltridge (Eds.), New directions in English for specific purposes research, (pp. 25-43). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B., Thomas, A., Liu, J. (2011). Genre, performance and Sex and the City. In Piazza, R., Bednarek, M. & Rossi, F. (Eds.), Telecinematic Discourse: Approaches to the Language of Films and Television Series, (pp. 249-262). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Hyland, K., Paltridge, B. (2011). Introduction. In Ken Hyland and Brian Paltridge (Eds.), Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis, (pp. 1-5). London: Continuum.
  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S. (2011). Research in English for specific purposes. In Eli Hinkel (Eds.), Handbook of research in second language teaching and learning / Volume 2, (pp. 106-121). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Paltridge, B., Wang, W. (2010). Researching discourse. In Brian Paltridge and Aek Phakiti (Eds.), Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, (pp. 256-273). London: Continuum.
  • Paltridge, B. (2009). Afterword: Where have we come from and where are we now? In Belcher, Diane~ (Eds.), English for Specific Purposes in Theory and Practice, (pp. 289-296). Ann Arbour: University of Michigan Press.
  • Ohashi, J., Ohashi, H., Paltridge, B. (2008). Finishing the dissertation while on tenure track: Enlisting support from inside and outside the academy. In Casanave C, Li X (Eds.), Learning the Literacy Practices of Graduate School: Insiders' Reflections on Academic Enculturation, (pp. 218-229). Ann Arbor, USA: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B., Harbon, L. (2008). Intercultural competency and the international student experience. In van Rij-Heyligers J (Eds.), Intercultural Communications Across University Settings: Myths and Realities: Referreed Proceedings of the 6th Communication Skills in University Education Conference, (pp. 55-65). Rosedale, New Zealand: Pearson Education.
  • Paltridge, B. (2007). Approaches to genre in ELT. In Jim Cummins and Chris Davison (Eds.), International handbook of English language teaching, (pp. 931-943). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Paltridge, B. (2007). Approaches to teaching writing and College English textbooks. In D.L. Qiu and J. Cai (Eds.), The Explorations and Prospectives for College English Textbooks, (pp. 73-87). Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
  • Paltridge, B. (2005). Discourse Analysis. Encyclopedia of Linguistics, (pp. 269-271). New York: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.
  • Paltridge, B. (2004). The Exegesis As A Genre: An Ethnographic Examination. In Ravelli, L and Ellis, A (Eds.), Analysing academic writing: Conceptualized Frameworks, (pp. 84-103). London: Continuum.
  • Paltridge, B. (2002). Genre, text type and the EAP classroom. In Johns, Anne M. (Eds.), Genre in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectives, (pp. 73-90). United States: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
  • Paltridge, B. (2001). Linguistic research and EAP pedagogy. In John Flowerdew and Matthew Peacock (Eds.), Research perspectives on English for academic purposes, (pp. 55-70). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Journals

  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Afterword: Narrative inquiry and the researching of academic and professional genres. Linguistic Insights: studies in language and communication, 172, 499-503.
  • Ravelli, L., Paltridge, B., Starfield, S., Tuckwell, K. (2013). Extending the notion of text: The visual and performing arts doctoral thesis. Visual Communication, 12(4), 395-422. [More Information]
  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Learning to review submissions to peer reviewed journals: how do they do it? International Journal for Researcher Development, 4(1), 6-18. [More Information]
  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Referees' comments on submissions to peer-reviewed journals: when is a suggestion not a suggestion? Studies in Higher Education, Online first. [More Information]
  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S., Ravelli, L., Tuckwell, K. (2012). Change and stability: Examining the macrostructures of doctoral theses in the visual and performing arts. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 11(4), 332-344. [More Information]
  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S., Ravelli, L., Nicholson, S. (2012). Doctoral writing in the visual and performing arts: two ends of a continuum. Studies in Higher Education, 37(8), 989-1003. [More Information]
  • Paltridge, B. (2011). Discourse relations, semantic relations and English in academic settings. Journal of Maori and Pacific Development, 11(1), 19-26.
  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S., Ravelli, L., Nicholson, S. (2011). Doctoral Writing in the Visual and Performing Arts: Issues and Debates. International Journal Of Art and Design Education, 30(2), 242-255. [More Information]
  • Burns, A., Paltridge, B., Wigglesworth, G. (2008). Review of doctoral research in second language teaching and learning in Australia (2003-2006). Language Teaching, 41(2), 275-295.
  • Paltridge, B. (2008). Textographies and the researching and teaching of writing. Iberica, 15, 9-24.
  • Paltridge, B. (2007). Beyond the text: A textography of Chinese College English writing. University of Sydney Papers in TESOL, 2(2), 149-165.
  • Johns, A., Bawarshi, A., Coe, R., Hyland, K., Paltridge, B., Reiff, M., Tardy, C. (2006). Crossing the boundaries of genre studies: commentaries by experts. Journal of Second Language Writing, 15, 234-239.
  • Paltridge, B. (2006). Metadiscourse: Exploring Interaction in Writing. Journal of Pragmatics, 39(1), 226-227.
  • Paltridge, B. (2005). Writing for Scholarly Publication: Behind the Scenes in Language Education. English for Specific Purposes, 24(1), 111-113.
  • Paltridge, B. (2004). Academic Writing. Language Teaching, 37(2), 87-105.
  • Paltridge, B. (2003). Teaching thesis and dissertation writing. Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics, 8(2), 78-96.
  • Paltridge, B. (2003). Underlying philosophies in English language education in Australia. English Teaching, 58, 273-284.
  • Paltridge, B. (2002). Academic literacies and changing university communities. Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, 44, 15-28.
  • Paltridge, B. (2002). Thesis and dissertation writing: An examination of published advice and actual practice. English for Specific Purposes, 21(2), 125-143.
  • Paltridge, B. (2001). AIDS awareness and discourse interpretation. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 24, 75-92.
  • Paltridge, B. (2001). Genre and the language learning program. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, 7, 1-14.

2013

  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Afterword: Narrative inquiry and the researching of academic and professional genres. Linguistic Insights: studies in language and communication, 172, 499-503.
  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Critical discourse analysis. In Ken Hyland (Eds.), Discourse studies reader: essential excerpts, (pp. 89-109). London: Bloomsbury.
  • Ravelli, L., Paltridge, B., Starfield, S., Tuckwell, K. (2013). Extending the notion of text: The visual and performing arts doctoral thesis. Visual Communication, 12(4), 395-422. [More Information]
  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Genre and English for specific purposes. In Brian Paltridge & Sue Starfield (Eds.), The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes, (pp. 347-366). Malden, Ma, USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Learning to review submissions to peer reviewed journals: how do they do it? International Journal for Researcher Development, 4(1), 6-18. [More Information]
  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Narrative inquiry and the researching of academic and professional genres. In Maurizio Gotti & Carmen Sancho Guinda (Eds.), Narratives in Academic and Professional Genres, (pp. 497-501). Bern: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Paltridge, B. (2013). Referees' comments on submissions to peer-reviewed journals: when is a suggestion not a suggestion? Studies in Higher Education, Online first. [More Information]
  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S. (2013). The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes. Malden, Ma, USA: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

2012

  • Starfield, S., Paltridge, B., Ravelli, L. (2012). 'Why do we have to write?': Practice-based Theses in the Visual and Performing Arts and the Place of Writing. In Carol Berkenkotter, Vijay K. Bhatia & Maurizio Gotti (Eds.), Insights into Academic Genres, (pp. 169-190). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing.
  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S., Ravelli, L., Tuckwell, K. (2012). Change and stability: Examining the macrostructures of doctoral theses in the visual and performing arts. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 11(4), 332-344. [More Information]
  • Mahboob, A., Paltridge, B. (2012). Critical Discourse Analysis and Critical Applied Linguistics. In Carol A Chapelle (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Paltridge, B. (2012). Discourse analysis: an introduction (2nd edition). London: Bloomsbury.
  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S., Ravelli, L., Nicholson, S. (2012). Doctoral writing in the visual and performing arts: two ends of a continuum. Studies in Higher Education, 37(8), 989-1003. [More Information]
  • Paltridge, B. (2012). Multimodal discourse analysis. In Brian Paltridge (Eds.), Discourse analysis: an introduction (2nd edition), (pp. 169-185). London: Bloomsbury.
  • Paltridge, B. (2012). Teaching English for specific purposes. In Anne Burns & Jack C. Richards (Eds.), The Cambridge guide to pedagogy and practice in second language teaching, (pp. 179-185). Cambridge ; New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Paltridge, B. (2012). Theses and dissertations in English for specific purposes. In Carol A Chapelle (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. UK: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Paltridge, B., Woodrow, L. (2012). Thesis and Dissertation Writing: Moving Beyond the Text. In Ramona Tang (Eds.), Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language: Issues and Challenges Facing ESL/EFL Academic Writers in Higher Education Contexts, (pp. 88-104). London, UK: Continuum.

2011

  • Paltridge, B., Wang, W. (2011). Contextualizing ESP Research: Media Discourses in China and Australia. In Dianne Belcher, Ann M. Johns & Brian Paltridge (Eds.), New directions in English for specific purposes research, (pp. 25-43). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Hyland, K., Paltridge, B. (2011). Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis. London: Continuum.
  • Paltridge, B. (2011). Discourse relations, semantic relations and English in academic settings. Journal of Maori and Pacific Development, 11(1), 19-26.
  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S., Ravelli, L., Nicholson, S. (2011). Doctoral Writing in the Visual and Performing Arts: Issues and Debates. International Journal Of Art and Design Education, 30(2), 242-255. [More Information]
  • Paltridge, B., Thomas, A., Liu, J. (2011). Genre, performance and Sex and the City. In Piazza, R., Bednarek, M. & Rossi, F. (Eds.), Telecinematic Discourse: Approaches to the Language of Films and Television Series, (pp. 249-262). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • Hyland, K., Paltridge, B. (2011). Introduction. In Ken Hyland and Brian Paltridge (Eds.), Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis, (pp. 1-5). London: Continuum.
  • Belcher, D., Johns, A., Paltridge, B. (2011). New directions in English for specific purposes research. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S. (2011). Research in English for specific purposes. In Eli Hinkel (Eds.), Handbook of research in second language teaching and learning / Volume 2, (pp. 106-121). New York: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2010

  • Paltridge, B., Phakiti, A. (2010). Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. London: Continuum.
  • Paltridge, B., Wang, W. (2010). Researching discourse. In Brian Paltridge and Aek Phakiti (Eds.), Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics, (pp. 256-273). London: Continuum.

2009

  • Paltridge, B. (2009). Afterword: Where have we come from and where are we now? In Belcher, Diane~ (Eds.), English for Specific Purposes in Theory and Practice, (pp. 289-296). Ann Arbour: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B., Harbon, L., Hirsh, D., Shen, H., Stevenson, M., Phakiti, A., Woodrow, L. (2009). Teaching Academic Writing: An Introduction for Teachers of Second Language Writers. Ann Arbor, USA: University of Michigan Press.

2008

  • Ohashi, J., Ohashi, H., Paltridge, B. (2008). Finishing the dissertation while on tenure track: Enlisting support from inside and outside the academy. In Casanave C, Li X (Eds.), Learning the Literacy Practices of Graduate School: Insiders' Reflections on Academic Enculturation, (pp. 218-229). Ann Arbor, USA: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B., Harbon, L. (2008). Intercultural competency and the international student experience. In van Rij-Heyligers J (Eds.), Intercultural Communications Across University Settings: Myths and Realities: Referreed Proceedings of the 6th Communication Skills in University Education Conference, (pp. 55-65). Rosedale, New Zealand: Pearson Education.
  • Burns, A., Paltridge, B., Wigglesworth, G. (2008). Review of doctoral research in second language teaching and learning in Australia (2003-2006). Language Teaching, 41(2), 275-295.
  • Paltridge, B. (2008). Textographies and the researching and teaching of writing. Iberica, 15, 9-24.

2007

  • Paltridge, B. (2007). Approaches to genre in ELT. In Jim Cummins and Chris Davison (Eds.), International handbook of English language teaching, (pp. 931-943). New York, NY: Springer.
  • Paltridge, B. (2007). Approaches to teaching writing and College English textbooks. In D.L. Qiu and J. Cai (Eds.), The Explorations and Prospectives for College English Textbooks, (pp. 73-87). Shanghai: Fudan University Press.
  • Paltridge, B. (2007). Beyond the text: A textography of Chinese College English writing. University of Sydney Papers in TESOL, 2(2), 149-165.
  • Paltridge, B., Starfield, S. (2007). Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language: A Handbook for Supervisors. London: RoutledgeFalmer imprint of Taylor & Francis.

2006

  • Johns, A., Bawarshi, A., Coe, R., Hyland, K., Paltridge, B., Reiff, M., Tardy, C. (2006). Crossing the boundaries of genre studies: commentaries by experts. Journal of Second Language Writing, 15, 234-239.
  • Paltridge, B. (2006). Discourse Analysis: An Introduction. London, New York: Continuum.
  • Paltridge, B. (2006). Metadiscourse: Exploring Interaction in Writing. Journal of Pragmatics, 39(1), 226-227.

2005

  • Paltridge, B. (2005). Discourse Analysis. Encyclopedia of Linguistics, (pp. 269-271). New York: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers.
  • Paltridge, B. (2005). Writing for Scholarly Publication: Behind the Scenes in Language Education. English for Specific Purposes, 24(1), 111-113.

2004

  • Paltridge, B. (2004). Academic Writing. Language Teaching, 37(2), 87-105.
  • Paltridge, B. (2004). The Exegesis As A Genre: An Ethnographic Examination. In Ravelli, L and Ellis, A (Eds.), Analysing academic writing: Conceptualized Frameworks, (pp. 84-103). London: Continuum.

2003

  • Paltridge, B. (2003). Teaching thesis and dissertation writing. Hong Kong Journal of Applied Linguistics, 8(2), 78-96.
  • Paltridge, B. (2003). Underlying philosophies in English language education in Australia. English Teaching, 58, 273-284.

2002

  • Paltridge, B. (2002). Academic literacies and changing university communities. Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, 44, 15-28.
  • Paltridge, B. (2002). Genre, text type and the EAP classroom. In Johns, Anne M. (Eds.), Genre in the Classroom: Multiple Perspectives, (pp. 73-90). United States: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
  • Paltridge, B. (2002). Thesis and dissertation writing: An examination of published advice and actual practice. English for Specific Purposes, 21(2), 125-143.

2001

  • Paltridge, B. (2001). AIDS awareness and discourse interpretation. Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, 24, 75-92.
  • Paltridge, B. (2001). Genre and the Language Learning Classroom. United States: University of Michigan Press.
  • Paltridge, B. (2001). Genre and the language learning program. New Zealand Studies in Applied Linguistics, 7, 1-14.
  • Paltridge, B. (2001). Linguistic research and EAP pedagogy. In John Flowerdew and Matthew Peacock (Eds.), Research perspectives on English for academic purposes, (pp. 55-70). United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

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