About Professor Brian Paltridge

I am especially interested in the social purposes of language use; that is, not just what people do with language, but why they do what they do.

Brian Paltridge’s expertise is in the areas of discourse analysis, genre analysis, second language writing and English for specific purposes

Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. He has published in ELT Journal, Applied Linguistics, System, The Teacher Trainer, English Teaching Forum, the EA Journal, TESOL Matters, TESOL in Context, the Journal of Pragmatics, the Journal of English for Academic Purposes, World Englishes, the International Journal of Researcher Development, Prospect, and English for Specific Purposes. He is currently editor of the journal TESOL Quarterly (with Ahmar Mahboob).


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Selected publications

Paltridge, B and A. Phakiti. (eds) 2015. Research Methods in Applied Linguistics London: Bloomsbury.

Ravelli, L. , B. Paltridge and S. Starfield. (eds). 2014. Doctoral Writing in the Creative and Performing Arts: The Researcher/Practitioner Nexus. Faringdon, UK: Libri.

Hyland, K. and B. Paltridge (eds) 2013. Bloomsbury Companion to Discourse Analysis. (paperback edition) London: Bloomsbury

Paltridge, B. and S. Starfield. (eds) 2013. Handbook of English for Specific Purposes. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Paltridge, B. 2012. Discourse Analysis. Second edition. London: Bloomsbury.

Hyland, K. and B. Paltridge (eds) 2011. Continuum Companion to Discourse Analysis. London: Continuum

Belcher, D., A. Johns and B. Paltridge (eds) 2011. New Directions in English for Specific Purposes Research. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Paltridge, B and A. Phakiti. (eds) 2010. Continuum Companion to Research Methods in Applied Linguistics. London: Continuum.

Paltridge, B., L. Harbon, D. Hirsh, A. Phakiti, H. Shen, M. Stevenson and L. Woodrow. 2009. Teaching Academic Writing. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Paltridge, B. and S. Starfield. 2007. Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language. London: Routledge.

Paltridge, B. 2006. Discourse Analysis. London: Continuum.

Paltridge, B. 2001. Genre and the Language Learning Classroom. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.